1. Bike Lanes - So far this year, the District has added 1.5 miles of bike lanes (including the ones on Q street shown in this photo from DCist). They expect the pace to pick up as winter is a bad time for adding lanes. They still hope to reach their goal of 14 additional miles this year.
2. Bike Station - DDOT hopes to break ground by June, with a March 2009 opening.
3. Smart Bike - The goal is now to start by the end of May. 7 of 10 stations have been installed, but none of them have power because of issues with PEPCO.
4. Rock Creek Park Trail - The EA should be coming out within the next 2 months. In the meantime, DDOT and NPS are working on spot improvements (repairs, straightening, widening) that could occur sooner.
5. Metropolitan Branch Trail - PEPCO's lawyers need to look at the land deal before signing off on this. This could take a couple of months. [Oh PEPCO, are you trying to be the new CSX?] Meanwhile, DDOT wants a "right of entry" to do design work, but that may not satisfy the FHWA who's paying for this. The longer it takes to get deal done, the more the federal money is placed at risk.
6. Complete streets - The draft plan is being shown around. Tommy Wells is unhappy with it because he wants it to be more aggressive (as I understand it, he'd like DDOT to assume every road should have a cycle track or bike lane and require a compelling reason, and extra work, to remove it instead of the other way around).
7. RTC 2010 Campaign - See the March minutes (previous post) for what this is. A first draft of what DC's proposal will include (additional trails, bike lanes, routes, cycle tracks, signalized intersections, expanded bike share, DDOT staff, training, data collection, etc...) has been worked up by the BAC.
8. Public Works and the Environment Committee testimony - The BAC presented a scorecard on the first three years of the bike plan. The BAC is pursuing a full time employee to help with various administrative tasks.