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Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle Lanes - a bicycle symbol painted on asphalt to signify a bike lane

The purpose of the Downtown Bike Lane Pilot Project is to improve bicycle safety and access in the downtown area while maintaining the transportation function of downtown Washington. This is particularly important as DDOT expands to a larger, regional, bike sharing system of more than 1,100 bikes by the end of the year. These bike lanes are also included in the Bicycle Master Plan. Bike lanes are important in our objective of expanding transportation choices in the District and the region.

2015 Bike Ways

DDOT has identified approximately seven miles of bicycle lanes that may be installed in 2015. These include extensions of the 1st and M Street, NE, cycle tracks, filling gaps in existing lanes within Capitol Hill, and adding several more lanes east of the Anacostia River.

In addition, we will conduct a study for a potential new north-south cycle track in the eastern downtown area. More streets are being studied and analyzed for the inclusion of bicycle facilities, and not all ongoing bicycle facility development projects are included in this list and map. Therefore, if you don’t see something on the list or map, please contact Mike Goodno with any questions.

Innovative Bike Facilities Research

DDOT has completed the evaluation of the innovative bicycle facilities installed in 2010 on 15th Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, and the intersection at 16th/U/New Hampshire. The study began in May of 2011 and concluded the following spring. The results are being used to make improvements and help with the design of other similar projects, such and the L Street and M Street cycle tracks downtown.

Bicycle Facility Evaluation

Cycletrack Guide Lights Fact Sheet

Goals

To expand transportation choices in the District of Columbia and the region.

Program at a Glance

Program Title: Bicycle Lanes
Agency: District Department of Transportation
Office: Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration (PPSA)
Type: Planning and Strategy

Related Documents

2014 Bike Lanes Map
Bike Lane Count Fact Sheet 2011

M Street

L Street

15th Street, NW

Pennsylvania Avenue

G Street, NE and I Street, NE 

Traffic Memorandum and Analysis