DDOT will be hosting the 4th and final public meeting for the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study from 6-8pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Columbia Heights Education Center, 3101 16th Street.
At the June meeting the two build concepts combined elements from the previous 3 designs, that most notably eliminated the southern route.
Concept 1 starts with a 2-way protected bike lane along Kenyon and Irving between 14th NW and Michigan. Overlapping with part of the PBL is a shared-use sidepath along Irving and Michigan from Park Place to Monroe. From Monroe and Michigan, conventional bike lanes and sharrows stairstep their way NE to the intersection of 14th St NE and Michigan.
Concept 2 starts on the west side with a pair of one-way protected bike lanes on Kenyon and Irving from Columbia Heights to the intersection of Kenyon and Irving. Then, again, there is a shared-use sidepath along Irving and Michigan from Kenyon to Monroe. On the east side, a pair of conventional bike lanes would be added to Michigan Ave from Monroe to South Dakota Ave.
I like concept 1, but with the Michigan Ave bike lanes added in. But then I don't bike up there very often - and when I do it is usually N-S, not E-W.
And they should really push both of these bike facilities east by 1 block to Varnum.