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).