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Reminder: Meeting on D.C. bike plans

The District Department of Transportation and the Downtown Business Improvement District have scheduled a meeting tonight to discuss plans to accommodate more biking downtown.

DDOT has plans for new bike lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, I (Eye) Street NW, L Street NW, 15th Street NW and Ninth Street NW, and will provide more detailed plans for each street at the meeting. See a map.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Center of the U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The center is above the Archives/Navy Memorial Metrorail station on the Green and Yellow lines. Bicycle parking will be provided for the meeting, DDOT says. See information about new bike directions from Google Maps.

By Robert Thomson  |  March 18, 2010; 9:11 AM ET
Categories:  Biking  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock  
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Comments

Ninth Street already has a bike lane. Since it's a one-way street, I imagine they're considering a contraflow bike lane. That may prove disastrous traffic-wise if they don't eliminate parking on one side of the street, as they already took away a lane of traffic for a bus-only lane that everybody ignores. There's also a HUGE double-parking problem on that street due to the valet parking at Ruth's Chris and Zaytinya. Some sort of enforcement will likely be needed to prevent the valets from totally messing up the traffic (or blocking the bike lane).

Posted by: 1995hoo | March 18, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

If we're going to have more biking, we need police willing to enforce traffic laws against the bikers. Since the police are generally unwilling to enforce traffic laws even against drivers and jaywalkers, this seems unlikely.

Posted by: corrections | March 19, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

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