Ugh. I wish I had pushed back on this harder in January. Aaron Wiener wrote an article then entitled "DC has 72 miles of bike lane and Ward 8 has zero." But the headline was wrong; which he basically conceded elsewhere in the article (and qualifies with "according to DDOT's figures" which he later notes ignores lanes shared by two wards).
Now, I should add two caveats. ...And second, DDOT doesn't list bike lanes on streets that form the border between two wards as belonging to either ward, and there are 0.59 miles of bike lanes listed separately as being shared by wards 7 and 8—presumably the lane on 25th Street SE and Naylor Road SE. Still, a caveat to that caveat: I've been listing the "grand totals" of bike lanes, which include not only dedicated lanes, but also shared lanes and bus/bike lanes. Looking only at proper bike lanes, the mileage shared by wards 7 and 8 is just 0.32 miles.
See that? Ward 7 and Ward 8 share 0.32 miles of bike lane. If we say that these bikes lanes are not in Ward because they're on the border, then that means they aren't in Ward 7 either. And they certainly aren't in the other 6 Wards, which would mean they don't exist.
But they do.
So, Ward 8 does have bike lanes. Not many, but more than zero. Which means they are not getting their first bike lanes later this year. And everyone (Kojo Nnamdi, GreaterGreaterWashington, Washingtonian etc...) can quit perpetuating this myth that was created to make a more sensational headline. [Ironically, Milloy gets closer to the truth when he writes that Ward 8 has "virtually" zero bike lanes, because at least he qualified it.]