DDOT is in charge of setting policy for the new streetcar, but instead of forging a more bike-friendly policy than WMATA does on Metro, it looks like they'll be making the same mistake by banning bikes during rushhour. DCist reports
Bikes will be banned on streetcars between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This bans bikes on empty reverse commute streetcars, which may not be a problem on the initial lines, but could be as the system expands. An expansion of WMATA's "no bikes on crowded trains" policy would be a more logical plan. It can always be scrapped if cyclists don't follow it.