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jack



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Klingle Road Reply with quote

Twenty-one years after the closing of Klingle Road, the battle continues.

Lawsuit demanding a stop to any work on the bike/hike trail:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/84534150/Klingle-Complaint

DC/Federal response, calling for the suit to be dismissed:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/84535971/Federal-Motion-to-Dismiss

Washington City Paper report:
Klingle’s Back! Road Fight Enters Realm of Absurdity With Federal Court Battle
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2012/03/08/klingle-road-fight-officially-enters-realm-of-absurdity-with-federal-court-battle/#more-24195

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: the Klingle Trail Reply with quote

Is in the Mayor's capital budget:

KA0-TRL01-KLINGLE TRAIL COMPLETION
Agency: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KA0)
Implementing Agency: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KA0)
Project No: TRL01
Ward: 3
Location: KLINGLE ROAD NW
Facility Name or Identifier: LOCAL STREETS
Status: New
Useful Life of the Project: 15
Estimated Full Funding Cost:$3,000,000

Description: Construction of a multi-use trail facility within the 0.7 mile barricaded portion of Klingle Road between Porter Street, NW, and Cortland Place, NW.

Justification: -

Progress Assessment: FHWA has determined that the Preferred Alternative and options for the Klingle Valley Trail project will not have a significant impact on the natural, human, or built environment as defined by the CEQ.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not the full price tag. As a member of the Sierra Club I'm furious that they announced this couple of blocks hike trail is going to cost $12M. Terrible!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:03 am    Post subject: Re: Klingle Road Reply with quote

jack wrote:
Twenty-one years after the closing of Klingle Road, the battle continues.

Lawsuit demanding a stop to any work on the bike/hike trail:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/84534150/Klingle-Complaint

DC/Federal response, calling for the suit to be dismissed:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/84535971/Federal-Motion-to-Dismiss

Washington City Paper report:
Klingle’s Back! Road Fight Enters Realm of Absurdity With Federal Court Battle
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2012/03/08/klingle-road-fight-officially-enters-realm-of-absurdity-with-federal-court-battle/#more-24195

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The lawsuit fails:

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/science-a-environmental/35479-efforts-to-halt-klingle-valley-hiking-and-biking-trail-plans-shut-down-by-dc-federal-court.html

Klingle Road -- closed to motor vehicles since 1991 -- is one step closer to becoming the hiking and biking trail approved by the D.C. Council in 2008 and supported by Friends of the Earth

WASHINGTON, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--August 10, 2012. Yesterday the U.S. District Court in D.C. dismissed a lawsuit that sought to compel the reconstruction of Klingle Road. The closed road runs through Klingle Valley in Rock Creek Park.


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