I drove on the GW Parkway in the evening of October 1. The scenic overlooks had barriers at their entrance. The Park Service actually spent the money to have workmen in trucks put up traffic barriers to block parking lots. This is a road with no shoulders, so the scenic overlooks double as emergency pull offs. The Park Service’s actions were not just petty, but unsafe.
I listened to Chris Plante this morning on the way to work. He called the WWII memorial barriers spiteful in an eastern European bureaucratic way.