Shutdown Shuts Park Streets
Most streets in and around national parks are run by the National Park Service, so like the parks, they'll be closed during the government shutdown. Which, in D.C., means some of your usual routes may be affected.
These are the roads that are closed to both cars and cyclists in Rock Creek Park, according to Jennifer Mummart, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service. (They'll be barricaded like when they're closed to cars on weekends, Mummart says, but she doesn't think they'll be guarded.)
Rock Creek Parkway, Joyce Road, and Wise Road will remain open. (The Park Service hasn't yet replied to City Desk's inquiries about how they choose which roads to close.)
The following streets will be closed around the National Mall:
- Madison Drive NW
- Jefferson Drive SW
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