DDOT has a new instruction sheet out for them.
WTOP does a man on the street story about them
One woman said flat out: bikes don't belong on the road -- anywhere. "You can't go as fast as a car. Period. You have no protection. You have no bumpers around you. You're in the same lane as me. To me, it's dangerous."
And gets confused on the facts
As a commuter who drives, does he resent the loss of lanes to bicycles? Not at all.
Great. So we had to give the lanes back, but still get dinged in the media for taking them.
another Washington area resident said she didn't like seeing the Pennsylvania Avenue pavement given up to bikes.
"To me it's wasted space. It could be a lane that a car could be driving in."
So could the National Mall.
DCist had some photos and news that Fenty is still committed to bringing the Giro d'Italia to DC. After all Europe is our neighbor.
These two individuals, and our own Tommy Wells, Council member for Ward 6 were the inspiration for the bike lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue. Earl and Tommy were the originators of the challenge. I then championed the challenge, and the whole bike team, and operations teams at DDOT excitedly stepped up to the plate, with Toole Design as the author, and put it together. Mayor Fenty said “do it! And make it safe.”
It may have been Blumenauer's idea, but it was in the bike plan in 2005. So Blumenauer is more like Leibniz than Newton, but without the silly wig. Blumenauer wrote
As someone who has for the last 14 years made Washington, DC his second home and having made the decision to bring a bike here instead of a car, I have watched with great satisfaction the cycling landscape change in our nation’s capital as an indicator of its enhanced livability, but I’ve never felt better about the progress and of the future than during today’s inauguration event.