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Mayor to Announce New Regulation Making U-Turns Across Bicycle Lanes Illegal

Tomorrow, at his weekly press conference, Mayor Gray is expected to announce an emergency rulemaking by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) clarifying the illegality of U-turns through bike lanes in the District, including on the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes.

WABA will provide further response once we have seen the complete text of the regulation, but we are appreciative of this prompt action by the Mayor’s office and look forward to greatly improved enforcement by the Metropolitan Police Department against U-turns across the bike lanes (once they are re-striped for the inauguration).

For a recap of the history of this issue, see: http://www.waba.org/blog/2012/11/stop-u-turns-pennsylvania-ave-beyond/

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