The Washington Times - January 19, 2009, 02:16PM

On his way to visit troops and to his service project on Monday President-election Barack Obama got a tour of some of his new home city’s rougher neighborhoods on his drives from Blair House to Walter Reed, to the shelter and then to Coolidge Senior High School.

His motorcade even skirted Trinidad, which saw such a spike in violence last summer that police set up checkpoints and demanded identification of anyone trying to enter.

The motorcade had a police escort but stopped and waited at traffic lights as it threaded its way along Georgia Avenue, North Capitol Street, Florida Avenue and neighborhood streets in between.