National Park Service Proposes Removing Automobile Infrastructure From The National Mall, Citing Historic Preservation
"National Park Service Proposes Removing Automobile Infrastructure From The National Mall, Citing Historic Preservation"
That blockbuster story comes via Dave Alpert:
Line said the Mall is covered by the same laws as other national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. Putting a bike station on the Mall would violate the National Historic Preservation Act because a station would be seen as going against the historical purpose of the Mall and its monuments.
“The National Park Service reflects an American heritage and what a particular park means to American citizens, not (necessarily) at (the) convenience of select individuals,” Line said.
Oh, wait, they’re talking about a Capital Bikeshare station not about the highway ramps and automobile-only asphalt. That stuff’s there because of American heritage rather than the convenience of select car owning individuals.