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Posted at 4:09 PM ET, 02/14/2011

Take a two-wheeled tour of D.C.

By Luke Rosiak

Take an eight-minute tour of Washington's bike routes with this video. A camera affixed to the handlebars of a bike takes viewers through residential and downtown areas of the city and explores what cycling is like in a wide array of situations riders may encounter, including blocked pathways and unexpected obstacles.

Track types depicted include:

4-lane road, sharing parking lane--narrow cycling
3-lane with parking and bike lane
2-lane with parking on one side
Traffic circle
Bi-directional bike lane (like 15th St. NW)
Local street with bike lane
Local street, no bike lanes
Against-traffic bike lane
Plaza/non-traffic street (like near the White House)
Center median bike lanes (Pennsylvania Ave. NW)

The city's network of dedicated bike lanes has expanded markedly in recent years, and with the advent of Capital Bikeshare, they're getting increasing use as residents get fed up with auto traffic.

By Luke Rosiak  | February 14, 2011; 4:09 PM ET
Categories:  Biking, District  
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Comments

Nice video, and nice soundtrack!

Why are the cops sitting in the bike land in the middle of Pennsy?

Posted by: ennepe68 | February 15, 2011 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Dude should be wearing a helmet, though. Otherwise, awesome video.

Posted by: JMac6 | February 15, 2011 6:03 PM | Report abuse

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