W3BA priorities–Summer 2022
|Name||Description / Status||Timeline|
|1||Connecticut Avenue||The Mayor has announced that protected bike lanes will be installed on CT Ave from Legation to Calvert. DDOT is currently studying extending this north to Chevy Chase Circle.||DDOT will decide in winter 2022-2023 about the extension to Chevy Chase Circle.|
Current timeline has the installation occurring in FY25.
|2||New Mexico / Tunlaw / 37th||Would provide a connection between AU and Georgetown, and to Hardy Middle School and the new Palisades High School.||DDOT intends to install protected bike lanes on New Mexico and Tunlaw to Calvert in 2022, but there are no plans to continue them at this time.|
|3||Mass Ave||This would be a widened sidewalk (multi-use trail). Project would stretch from Westmoreland Circle (Western Ave) to Sheridan Circle (R / 23rd Sreets). DDOT has begun studying this project. Key corridor for commuters downtown.||Work could potentially begin in 2024, but the entire project would stretch beyond that.|
|4||Nebraska Ave||This is a key route for AU, and for children biking to Deal and Wilson.|
The safe bike route should extend all the way to Military.
|DDOT has been installing a widened sidewalk in 2022 from New Mexico to Van Ness St. (nearly Wisconsin).|
No plans yet in the works for the rest of Nebraska. The sidewalk is as narrow as 4 feet wide in places, though in most spots could accommodate widening
|5||Ward 3 east-west connector||Connection needed between the Van Ness and AU neighborhoods. Van Ness is the logical street to do this on.|
There is currently an unprotected bike lane on Van Ness between Reno and Connecticut.
|DDOT could protect the existing bike lane within the next 1-2 years. The rest will take additional study and planning.|
|6||Bike connections to the new Palisades High School||The new High School has no good bike options at this time. Ideally, the recreation of the Palisades Trolley Trail would provide a connection. Initial steps could be building 1) A connection from Foxhall Road to the back of the GDS campus, and making the back entrance bike accessible, and 2) A 10 ft paved permeable path from Arizona Ave to the Sherier/Nebraska intersection.|
Another improvement would be creation of a protected bike lane on Reservoir between 44th and 37th to connect with the Tunlaw/New Mexico/37th lanes.
|DCPS is currently studying options, but this is an area crying out for leadership. We’d be happy to collaborate with you on this effort.|
|7||Western and Dalecarlia, from Oregon to Loughboro.||This trail would connect many neighborhoods and other bike lanes.||DDOT is currently studying the section from Westmoreland Circle to Wisconsin, and could install in 2022 or 2023.|
W3BA would like to see DDOT renew efforts on Dalecarlia after the proposed protected bike lane on Western is installed.
The rest of Western will take additional planning.
|8||Improved connections to the Capital Crescent Trail.||Two needed connections are at Arizona Avenue and Norton Avenue.||With funding and NPS cooperation, the Arizona connection could happen within the next 2-3 years.|
|9||Rock Creek Park connections||The National Park Service released an initial concept study for an East/West multi-use trail on Military from Oregon to 16th Street. There are also opportunities to improve the bike lanes on Tilden and Porter.||It will be a multi-year process for NPS to build the infrastructure on Military.|
Fixes to Tilden and Porter could happen within the next 2-3 years.
|10||Wisconsin Avenue||We would like DDOT to begin studying this issue in 2025, after the Connecticut Avenue bike lanes have been completed.|