Back in 2011, DDOT kicked off a process to improve pedestrian safety along Maryland Avenue. Two years later that resulted in a plan and in 2013 a pilot project was implemented at 7th and Maryland NE. Not much has happened with it since, but I'm not sure that I wrote about this then.
One of the things that project included was filling in the gap in the 4th and 6th Street bike lanes along the Park, as well as adding a bike land to C Street south of the Park.
It would also add sharrows for the length of Maryland Ave from 3rd to 15th Street. No word on when any of this will be done though.
I bike around Stanton a lot and a bike lane on the south side makes a lot of sense. In fact, I was once yelled at by a driver to get in the bike lane there; so after many years, I will finally be able to comply.