Take a two-wheeled tour of D.C.
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
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.
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