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Please, please do not run in the bike lanes. Without trying, bicyles can easily reach 15 mph going downhill on 15th Street and it is very hard to stop or swerve around runners in the bike lane. In fact, it is illegal to run in the bike lane per DC Code 18-2305.2, “[w]here sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.” Yes, it is unfair for bikes to be able to use both sidewalks and bike lanes, but not only is it the law, bike lanes take some cyclists off the the sidewalks which creates a safer environment for both pedestrians and cyclists. I run often on 14th with my dog and have plenty of room and it is fairly well lit. Please consider running on 14th or 16th streets rather than using any bike lanes.