DDOT is considering a two-way cycle track on the east side of 1st St, NE between K St and M St. This will serve as a connection to the M Street access of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. The cycle track will end at M street because of parking and hotel drop-off issues north of M Street.
DDOT has not yet decided how to handle turns across the cycle track. They're analyzing the effects on traffic flow of protected turns and the decision may be influenced by the research they're conducting on the 15th St cycle track.
To get into the cycle-track, cyclists traveling south will either have to cue up in front of traffic on M St and turn right into the cycle-track, cross as a pedestrian using the crosswalks, or make a vehicular left turn (or and S turn, if you will) and enter the cycle track.
The cycle-track will be 8 feet wide with a 2 foot wide granite curb separating it from traffic. It will also feature colored asphalt or concrete.
DDOT is looking for comments.