Last week, WABA took planners and engineers from neighboring jurisdictions on a tour of D.C.’s “green lanes.” Green lanes are any dedicated, physically demarcated bike infrastructure. D.C. has a few bike lanes like this: The 15th Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, and L Street cycletracks are notable examples. WABA has received funding from the Green Lane Project to promote and analyze existing green lanes, as well as advocate for more.
Representatives of the city of Alexandria and Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Arlington, and Fairfax counties attended our green lanes tour, which showed off the aforementioned cycletracks as well as sharrows and painted bike lanes. Advocacy coordinator Greg Billing was joined by DDOT staffers Heather Deutsch, Mike Goodno, and Jim Sebastian to explain how the lanes work and answer any questions.
We’ve received much positive feedback and were proud to show off examples of D.C.’s bike-focused traffic planning. We hope that attendees found the tour useful and are able to take back to their offices some ideas on dedicated bike infrastructure. Many thanks to the Green Lane Project for making events like this possible.
See the route below the jump. For more photos, see our Flickr page. Did you attend the ride? Upload your photos to our Flickr group!