I just saw this meeting announcement
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites you to a public meeting.
WHAT: Public meeting on upcoming New York Avenue corridor projects (between North Capitol Street and Bladensburg Road, NE).
WHY: Learn about the projects and provide input on how to keep traffic moving during construction.
WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 6:00-8:00 P.M.
WHERE: McKinley Technology High School Auditorium
151 T Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
1. Rehabilitation of New York Avenue Bridge over Railroad tracks, NE
2. Traffic Safety Improvements for the Intersections of First Street, Florida Avenue, New York Avenue and Eckington Place, NE
3. Reconstruction of 1st Street, NE from New York Avenue to K Street
4. Replacement of 9th Street Bridge, NE over New York Avenue and Railroads
5. Resurfacing /Rehabilitation of Brentwood Road, NE, 9th Street, NE, W Street, NE and Edgewood Street, NE
Unfortunately there isn't much about this on DDOT's website. For example it's not listed as one of their public meetings. If they can't advertise it on, y'know, their own website, I don't know where they will. You could visit the project website, except that it's down. It doesn't appear the DDOT study site has been updated since early 2004. My point being, if you're just now hearing about this, don't feel bad. But, I digress. The point is not to criticize DDOT.
The point is that these projects have more than a few bike elements to them.
The New York Avenue bridge goes over the Met Branch trail (and the work should not close that trail). In addition, the new bridge should include some bike facilities.
The intersections of First, Florida, New York and Eckington involve connections for bike routes and bike lanes and are difficult to negotiate ( getting from 1st to Eckington is especially difficult.
I already wrote about the 9th Street Bridge.
And resurfacing is always an opportunity to lay out more bike lanes.