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Bicycle Lanes

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

DDOT’s Bicycle Lane program has built 89 miles of bike lanes in the District since 2001. Beginning in 2009, the agency began installing protected bike lanes, also known as Cycle Tracks or separated bike lanes, and there are, as of 2019, 12 miles of these facilities. A protected bike lane has some kind of physical separation between the motor vehicle travel and the bike lane. This can be a row of parked cars, a concrete curb, and/or flex posts and wheel stops. There is growing demand to install more protected bike because many people want a lower stress and more comfortable cycling experience where conflicts with vehicle are removed, or substantially reduced.

In 2020, DDOT is embarking on a plan to build over 20 miles of new protected bike lanes over the next 3 years. This ambitious plan will create a network of protected bike lanes that will allow more people to access a low-stress bicycling experience.

More roadways are being studied and analyzed for the inclusion of bikeways and not all ongoing bicycle projects are included in this list and map. Therefore, if you do not see something on the list or map, please contact Mike Goodno or Will Handsfield with any questions.