Connecticut Avenue NW is not a great place for people who bike and walk. Speeding drivers and haphazard parking make the corridor unwelcoming to bicyclists and pedestrians.
Fortunately, DC’s Department of Transportation is studying potential redesigns of the road, including the installation of a protected bike lane.
A protected bike lane will make Connecticut Ave a safer place for people to bike and walk—to jobs downtown, to school at Deal, Wilson, and the many other schools in the area; and to shops and restaurants.
Add your name to those supporting the addition of a protected bike lane on this important corridor.
Although DC has installed many bike lanes in the downtown area, areas such as Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, Van Ness and Chevy Chase have not seen the same improvements for cyclists. The central piece of improving biking in this part of DC is the installation of a protected bicycle lane along the length of Connecticut Avenue.
Fortunately, all three ANC’s along Connecticut Avenue in Ward 3—ANC 3C, ANC 3F, and ANC 3G—have passed resolutions calling on the city to conduct a comprehensive traffic study of Connecticut Avenue. DC has announced that the study will be launched in late 2019, and that the study will include study of the addition of a protected bike lane.
Please contact the Ward 3 Bicycle Advocates with any questions or to get more involved!