Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been scooting to work for 6 months now and usually get there via the bike lane on M street. I have been nearly hit 3 times this week alone because trucks are consistently parking (illegally) at the end of a protected bike lane IN THE MERGING AREA where cars traveling west-bound on M need to get in the right turn lane to get onto 24th street.

Somewhat poetically – the Google Street View of this building captures the situation perfectly.

I’ve emailed DPW multiple times and it doesn’t seem like anything is getting done. Any advice aside from continually complaining on how to resolve this?

PS – can we make mandatory traffic cameras in DC for unprotected bike lanes in commercial/heavy traffic areas (M st., 14th st., etc) w/steep fines for behavior like this a thing?”


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