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Looking forward to that Pennsylvania Bike Lane.

When are they actually going to start work on these projects? A protected lane filling in the gap on 14th St would be great.

I don't know, but it's not called the Long Range Plan for nothing.

... And Financially Constrained.

Do we have a breakdown of $ spent by government per mode? How much is spent on walking paths and bike paths versus roads? How much less than 26% is it in DC?

I'm afraid that DDOT is getting too comfortable with the "4 to 3" road diet. This configuration isn't helpful in urban areas where there is a lot of on-street parking demand. Drivers can't seem to make their cars fit in the 7' parking lanes without extending into the bike lanes and double-parking/loading becomes rampant in the bike lanes. This type of road diet is often a downgrade from a situation where a critical mass of cyclists can make the outside lane of a 4-lane configuration into a default bike lane. #BikeDC should demand better.

Some kind of protection on Pennsylvania Avenue NW from Georgetown at least to the entrance to the L Street protected bikeway is long overdue.

I ride that eastbound stretch every day and have nearly bought the farm half a dozen times thanks to eastbound drivers turning improperly across the westernmost entrance to the cycle track.

That whole stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue is ridiculously oversized for cars.

Gotta give a +1 to Kyle. I am not familiar with 14th street in Columbia Heights before the current lane configuration, but the stretch between Harvard and Monroe is hell. On my way home through there, I always play a game called "how many people are blocking the bike lane today". Between oblivious pedestrians and don't-give-a-spit drivers/parkers, that section is terrible.

While Kyle and Dougie have decent points, 4 to 3 is a fantastic strategy and should be used (correctly with separated cycle facilities) on almost every 4 lane in DC. Almost any bike lane is better than 4 lanes. The vast hill of research supports this in a dozen cities across the US. How often does a critical mass of cyclists trump lane changing and speeding cars? 4 lanes are built for this.

Yes 14th street is a terrible configuration. DDOT should have taken parking from one side of the street and made separated cycle tracks. But now look at the speed of cars on 14th. Where south of Columbia speed is 35, near Harvard, pedestrians can actually cross. This is a huge safety difference. Don't blame street diets for DDOT's flawed designs. 4 to 3 works almost every time.

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