This is from a GGW live chat (in case you haven't noticed, I'm a little behind on things, but working feverishly to catch up).
Team Grosso: Last week we heard from #bikedc about the need to accelerate plans for improving cycling. What's the Director's plan?
Leif Dormsjo: We've got a solid work plan for 2015 in terms of the construction of more bike lanes, be they fully protected or simply shared lanes, and we've got a lot of work in the pipeline with the trail projects. There's been some really terrific success in both the bike lane program and the trail program and we are coming to a phase of our work that will require more consensus building and technical work to achieve high quality results. I agree that a lot of the low hanging fruit has already been plucked, but we need to maintain an aggressive approach to bike maintenance and safety.
This is a somewhat disappointing answer, since WABA and other bike advocates have been pretty critical of the 2015 bike lane plan - and do not find it to be "solid". Either Dormsjo doesn't know this or is willfully ignoring. Both are bad, and addressing that concern would have been far better.
Leif Dormsjo: But many of the areas where we have that final block or next connection to make involved stakeholders whether they be the federal government or businesses or third parties that own property. It will require a different skill set with regard to how the department conducts itself. We're not lowering our target in terms of increasing the bikeable mileage within the city limits, but the more simple, easier-to-implement solutions are not available to us any longer.
David Alpert: Thanks. On another specific bicycling-related topic, Andrew Schmadel asked: 1) When can we expect Capital Bikeshare to resume adding new bikes and stations? Have the supply issues been resolved, and are there any plans to prevent a similar issue from occurring in the future?
Leif Dormsjo: In the bikeshare program, we have a relationship with a contractor and so one of the challenges recently is the financial difficulties that contractor has run into. There was a bankruptcy that impacted Capital Bikeshare. As they worked through that, we will have more clarity about how they expand and improve their program in the District. We don't have a timeline for that.
Here again, "No, that hasn't been resolved yet." would have sufficed.