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Poorly Planned DDOT bike lane redesign on G Street NW at GAO

by Prince Of Petworth May 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm 20 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

DDOT has reconfigured the bike land on G Street NW at GAO so that for 2/3 of the block it runs behind back-in parking with no physical barriers. As you might expect, this means cars back right into the bike lane and park, making the bike lane dangerous and unusable.

Update: Barriers appeared today.

Problem 1: The barriers are only placed where there are official parking spaces, not directly in front of GAO, where people frequently park. As a result:

Problem 2: The barriers aren’t secured in any way and they are light – I moved one just by tapping it with my foot. As a result, many of the barriers have already been pushed back from where they were placed:

It won’t take long for the barriers to be in the bike lane itself.”

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