The National Mall may soon be getting a nice, new concrete facelift. As of Thursday, plans are in the final stages to rehabilitate and to integrate security elements into certain areas of the National Park around the Lincoln Memorial.
The Reflecting Pool will be rehabilitated to include concreate pathways on both sides. Elm Walks, the elm-lined pedestrian walkways and bike paths running along the north and south sides of the Reflecting Pool, would be refurbished with new lighting, benches, and trash receptacles. And the famous stairs up to the Lincoln Memorial will be kept in tact while there will be two new ADA accessible curved paths on either side connecting the Lincoln Memorial Circle with the Reflecting Pool.
A little extra walking room for all sounds like a good plan.