There are some images and details that were left out of today's Florida Avenue post, so I'm adding them here, starting with the cool rendering of the protected bike lanes.
It appears that the project area has been reduced down to just Florida Avenue from the wider area originally considered. That included the Starburst, Dave Thomas Circle and streets off of Florida Ave.
This means that it leaves off the proposed connections to the Metropolitan Branch Trail along M Street and through the Gateway development, and that the improvements to West Virginia Avenue and 6th Street from the 2015 Florida Avenue Multimodel Transportation Study report are no longer included. But the design does mention connecting to the "existing" bicycle lanes on West Virginia. To the best of my knowledge, those have not been installed yet, but I believe they are to be installed soon (after being designed back in 2005 and scheduled for installation in 2012).
In the 2015 report, one of the proposals included bike lanes on Florida east of West Virginia, but that was not included in this design due to the need for parking and rush hour throughput. One idea at the Open House was to route parallel bike traffic one block over onto Morse, which could be done in a way that would be far more appealing than using Florida.
The project changes block to block and I do wonder if that will be confusing. On the west end, the sidepath will connect to the Gateway project and it's MBT connection via a crosswalk. Then it will pass under the railroad on a sidepath and transition to the cycletrack at the intersection with 3rd).
The cycle track is designed as 9' wide west of 6th street and 8' wide east of that. Though not a part of this project, the drawings do show the bi-directional cycle track as "future planned pavement markings" on 4th south of Florida.
and on 6th...
According to the schedule, the 65% design is to be completed this summer, the final design next year and construction start is TBD.