"I thought they were high when they did [the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes]. They are really ludicrous."
- Gray doesn't bike, but he supports bike riding and encourages it as energy efficient.
- Reserved bike lanes in some areas of the city (i.e. 9th Street NW) back up traffic. In other areas, the lack of bike lanes have the same result. The lanes do not seem well planned. "I'm not sure we have figured out how to do it yet," said Gray.
- Pennsylvania Avenue lanes are particularly dangerous.
- My view: I didn't get the impression that installing more bike lanes would be high on Gray's priority list.
There actually aren't bike lanes on 9th street NW (except along the FBI building). There are only bike/bus lanes - which I can assure you do not back up traffic, since traffic pretty much ignores them. (If you move down the street in this google street view, you can watch the car move out of the bus/bike lane to pass the cyclist - who's on his cellphone, sigh - and then move back in and go straight through the intersection).