Quick update on the status of getting a protected bicycle lane on Connecticut Avenue:
- All three ANC’s along Connecticut Avenue in Ward 3—ANC 3C, ANC 3F, and ANC 3G—have all passed resolutions calling on the city to conduct a comprehensive traffic study of Connecticut Avenue; the study needs to include looking at a protected bicycle lane.
- This comes on top of the Mayor highlighting the elimination of the reversible lane on CT Ave as a priority during the Vision Zero comments.
- DDOT will be holding two events over the next couple of weeks to start talking to the community about this study. These events will be
- At the Cleveland Park library this Monday (11/19/2018) from 7:30-9:00 PM,
- At the offices of Van Ness Main Street, 4340 Connecticut Ave next Monday (11/26/2018)
- Can DDOT begin the study now, or does it need to wait for additional dollars to be allocated in the next DC budget?
- How long will the study take?
- How will this study interface with the current redesign of Connecticut Avenue being done north of Dupont Circle? (Note: there’s also an upcoming DDOT meeting to discuss a north/south protected bike lane on 20th, 21st or 22nd between the Mall and Dupont. West End Library from 6-8 on 12/5.)
Looking forward to filling everyone in as more details emerge!