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06/01/2014

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Brent

DC has made huge strides in bicycle-friendly infrastructure. Capital Bikeshare has been enormously successful, leading to a huge growth of cycling for transportation. Many thanks to the Washington Area Bicyclist Association for their hard work in pushing for this as well.

Mario

Yea this is really horrible, anyone designing bike infrastructure that still removes the cyclist from the streets has totally missed the point. And look how little space they allotted to those lanes!!! You wouldn't even be able to ride that with a kiddo-trailer.

Bike on the road, the motorists own their cars not the street.

john h

AWESOME!!!! =)

Kevin

Yeah, I just 'love it' when cycling lanes finish unexpectedly and you end up between a bus and a van.

Kevin

This is the 15th Street cycletrack and it's legit. The timing of traffic lights could be improved but the car buffer makes you feel safer.

Mario, the photo's perspective is deceiving. The two lanes are wide enough and even folks with trailers are able to get by.

We have a few other cycletracks including the brand new one on M street (pretty good) and L (horrible - "mixing" zones for turning cars are a conflict, lane too wide means cars and delivery trucks park there frequently - but plans are in the works to improve it) and lastly we just opened an amazing one on 1st Street with concrete buffers. Worth a google.

We give our DOT a lot of flack but strides are being made.

Colin

Check out 1st St NE north of union station. Physically separated, green paint and everything.

Zaralynda

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association has done a lot of work in advocating for increased bicycle infrastructure. http://www.waba.org/blog/2014/05/curbs-coming-to-dcs-cycle-tracks/ details some of the recent improvements.

Ron Ablang

One would be hard-pressed to find this (bicycle lanes w/ a buffer from vehicle lanes) in Sacramento, CA.

Hugo

Here's Copenhagenize:

Explaining the Bi-directional Cycle Track Folly

http://www.copenhagenize.com/2014/06/explaining-bi-directional-cycle-track.html

Kathleen Casey

They are also trying this in downtown Chicago along Dearborn. I was excited at first to try them, but the critical comments above are apt. They are tight lanes, and pedestrians often can't resist leaping out into bike traffic, and you are very vulnerable when they end and at intersections. A lot of bikers just ignore them, which narrows the streets even further.

Booo

In Latvia, Valmiera we have seperate bike lines too, On the right sidewalk one line, on the left another one.

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