The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm to discuss the results of the Innovative Bicycle Facility Research Project and present and take comments on a proposed protected bike lane for L Street, NW. The Innovative Bicycle Facility Research Project is a one-year effort to analyze three existing bicycle facilities: (1) bicycle signals and bike boxes at the intersection of 16th Street, U Street, and New Hampshire Avenue, NW; (2) the two-way cycle track on 15th Street, NW between E Street and V Street; and (3) the center median bicycle lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
An executive summary of the study is now posted online at Bicycle Facility Evaluation.
The study assesses the operations, safety, and perceptions of the bike facilities through extensive quantitative data collection and analysis, as well as intercept, neighborhood and business surveys. The objectives were to improve the safety and operations of these existing facilities, and guide future DDOT projects, including the proposed L Street, NW protected bike lane.
The proposed L Street protected bike lane between 25th and 12th Streets is planned for summer installation. Separated by flexible posts, the bike lane will be placed on the north side of the road. It will be the second of its kind in the city (15th St was the first), and will provide more protection from cars than a typical bike lane. The plans will be available for review at the meeting.
If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Mike Goodno at 202-671-0681 or firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.
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The Metrorail and Metrobus are both excellent ways to get around the District and the entire DC area.
The Reeves Center is one block from the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metrorail station on the Green Line.
The Center is available from the following bus routes: U Street lines 90, 92, 96 and 14th Street lines 52, 53, 54. Visit www.wmata.com to plan your trip.
At just $1 a trip, it’s hard to beat this easy way to get around town. There is a stop adjacent to the Reeves Center at 14th & U Streets NW on the Woodley Park-Adams Morgan-McPherson Square route. Visit www.dccirculator.com for information on schedules and routes.
With over 1,225 bikes at over 155+ stations in the District and Arlington County (by the end of 2011), this on-demand mode of transportation is sure to get you on your way. And at just $7 for a 24-hour membership, it won’t break the bank either. There is a Capital Bikeshare station adjacent to the Reeves Center on 14th & V Streets NW and another at 16th & U Streets, NW. For more information on annual or monthly memberships, or to check out the station locations, please visit www.CapitalBikeshare.com.