During his chat last week, DDOT director Gabe Klein didn't answer many questions about biking. Really only one, and it was about Capital Bikeshare.
Guest: Love Capital Bikeshare! When will we see more stations in more neighborhoods? Are the smartbikes going away?
DDOTDC: We plan to expand the system in the Spring based on more demand than we anticipated. Recommendations for station locations can be sent to email@example.com. And we already have 100 more locations planned.
No word on Smartbike.
They did announce a possible Christmas Light Ride.
DDOTDC: Karina wants to know if anyone is upfor putting XMAS lights on their bike and going for a bike/light parade? please let her know at firstname.lastname@example.org
She got three offers. They should try to hit neighborhoods that really go all-out with their lights. There was one up in the tippy-top of DC as I recall, but maybe that was Maryland.
He also announced an update on the Action Agenda, which features ambitious bike facility goals, in a couple of weeks.
On the question of whether or not he would survive the new administration he simply said that he serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.
The chat was dominated by questions about impervious surfaces and green streets, which is a bummer because it was supposed to be dominated by biking questions. I wanted to ask about snow removal for cyclists, but didn't get in in time.