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“Ice in bike lanes”


K Street

“Dear PoPville,

I’d like to publicly shame the city for failing to clear some bike lanes (and bus stops) of snow and ice when the adjacent roadways have been completely cleared.

I rode my bike to get coffee with a friend, only to find that K St NW between 4th St and 5th St was covered in ice and snow, which is extremely dangerous and forced me to ride in the road to avoid slipping and falling. That section of the street also has a bus stop that crosses over the bike lane that is completely iced over, so not only a hazard for cyclist but also folks trying to use this bus stop. The 9th St NW bike lane was also partially obstructed by snow, and I’m sure there are many others throughout the city that haven’t been properly cleared. Despite the city’s stated efforts to make biking safer and more accessible, failure to clear bike lanes of snow and ice is just another example of the city prioritizing cars over people.”

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