GGW recently took upon themselves the heroic effort of trying to pin down who on the DC Council does and does not support extending the barriers along the Pennsylvania Avenue protected bike lanes to the two blocks nearest city hall. [The rumor, never substantiated as near as I can tell, is that these two blocks were not included to accommodate the wishes of the council]. During a twitter chat following the article, Councilmember Yvette Alexander wrote:
which led GGW's Aimee Custis to point out that cyclists are not required to ride in bike lanes - so there is nothing to be enforced. Alexander then asked
Oh boy...I'll just note that WABA has invited her along for a ride to show her the value (and limitations?) of bike lanes.
I usually use the bike lanes on Penn, but when it's crowded I sometimes move over into the all-traffic lanes, bike lane traffic is moving too slow, and cars are going slower allowing me to easily keep up.