In panoramic news, District pedestrians and cyclists can scope out 360-degree views of nearly 63 miles of trails in the region. The Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership, a collaborative that works to clean up the Anacostia River, has created an interactive map that features the winding roads of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System, according to a release by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
The tool is designed to prep commuters before they hit the pavement. In addition to the panoramic images, it provides the length, elevation, temperature, and wind speed along each trail. It pinpoints Capital Bikeshare docking stations, and shows when a part of the system is under construction. It also highlights places where folks can stop to break like parks and aquatic centers.
It’s been a long time coming, but the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail is slated for completion in October, according to the release. It will provide travel to places like Nationals Park, RFK Stadium, and the National Arboretum, as well as 16 communities between the National Mall and Bladensburg Marina Park in Maryland.
When it’s finished, the Anacostia trail system and linking trails will be “one of the largest urban trails systems in the country,” according to the release. And the collaborative will continue to update the map to reflect growth and changes on the trails.