Archive for October 5th, 2011
Bike lanes connecting the Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and Dupont neighborhoods on Columbia Rd., NW are an important missing connection in the bicycle network. DDOT officials have confirmed they have received the appropriate approval of ANC 1C and the lanes will be installed by Thanksgiving. Community members’ concerns centered on the need to remove paid parking spots to accommodate expansion of commercial loading zones.
Currently, incomplete and disconnected bike lanes exist on Columbia Rd., NW on the parts of the 1600, 1700, and 1800 blocks. When complete, the Columbia Rd NW bike lanes will connect with bike lanes on Euclid St., NW, bike lanes on Adams Mill Rd. / Calvert St., and the shared lanes on 18th St., NW (under construction, to be complete by May 2012).
Got any bright ideas? Of course you do, and now you can suggest trail and bicycle transportation research ideas to the the US Department of Transportation. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking public input for potential areas of bicycle and pedestrian transportation research.
Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP) is a program of the current transportation re-authorization bill, Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). SAFETEA-LU is charged with improving our understanding of the complex relationship between surface transportation, planning and the environment (FHWA). This is a great opportunity for some detailed research of trail and bicycle programs.