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How’s the 15th Street, NW Bike Lane Working Out?

by Prince Of Petworth March 23, 2010 at 11:30 am 42 Comments


Video by Streetfilms.org

Street Films writes:

“The district DOT has redesigned 15th Street NW between U Street and Massachusetts Avenue to accommodate two-way bike traffic on a one-way street. Northbound cyclists get a shared lane moving in the same direction as car traffic, and southbound cyclists ride in a parking-protected lane. The treatment has also slimmed down the street, removing a vehicle lane and calming traffic.”

However, I (as well as Borderstan) have noticed that many bikers are actually going the wrong way on the one-way lane.

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So how for those who use this lane – how’s it working it out? What do you do when a biker is coming at you in the wrong direction? Is there enough room to pass each other or does somebody have to yield?

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