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I know it's unrealistic, but I think they should do Alternatives 2 and 4. Plenty of room on those streets for protected bike facilities.

My favorite of the options is alternative 3.

Alternative 1 doesn't provide that much of a benefit over the current situation on 5th, and I'd rather have the current run of 5th plus protected lanes on 6th or 9th.

Alternative 2 is tempting, but the Verizon Ctr crush is significant, and frequent.

Alternatives 3 and 4 both add significant capacity, and my preference for 6 is in part because my office is on 5th, and in part because 10th, 11th, and 12th are all decently bikeable (with some limitations), so putting a facility on 6th adds the most value.

After further consideration, my pick is Alternative 3 plus actual enforcement (and/or legal establishment) of the bike-bus lanes on 7th and 9th.

(also posted this on GGW)

I would lean towards Alternative 2 (on each side of 6th), though Alt 4 south of Massachusetts is looking good too, so I guess my vote is similar to Michael Forster's. Though if we were to put lanes on the two-way segment of 9th, I'd prefer them on each side instead of bidirectional as shown.

I would take any of these. I work on 5th and the only time I go that way is over to 9:30 Club or similar (i.e., not a regular commute), but there is a noticeable paucity of good options. Usually end up riding through neighborhoods once I get across New York, but wouldn't do that every day if it were my commute. This is really needed infrastructure.

Alternative 2 with sidewalk extensions at intersections. DDOT likes to use parking lanes as travel lanes, which makes intersections a place for people to swerve into and out of, passing on the right. Really bad design. Physically separated cycle track AND sidewalk extensions would be the best design for pedestrians and bikes.

I would prefer Alternative 3.

(also, we need an east-west connection between NoMa/H Street and the rest of the city!)

The Move DC plan has the L Street cycletrack going all the way to the MBT in NoMa and the M Street one to Florida Avenue. So that is in the vision at least.

"Need an east-west connection between NoMa/H Street and the rest of the city!"

Yes. I find N street to be the de facto route for a lot of cyclists (and pedestrians) although the crossing at North Capitol is a strong candidate for the least safest intersection in the city (there are a lot of contenders I admit).

Were DDOT to actually consider safety first and not capacity and maintaining high speed as its primary variable for study, a bike crossing at N could include diverters, sidewalk extensions and a median. Perhaps in another lifetime...

Very short term (hopefully this year), regarding N St, we have draft designs to put in contraflow lanes in the two small one-way sections near 14th & 15th Streets. Later on, N Street just east of N Cap may get some changes to make that intersection better as well.

!! Is this True? I've written to DDOT and they have no intention of changing N Cap. This is arguably the most important part of N.

They may change it "30% some time next year." I have seen dangerous driving about 80% of the time that I cross, particularly when kids are crossing after school. If I were not in DC, I would consider this a criminally negligent ideology. But I have become accustomed to DDOT.

Again, East and West of N Cap there is definitely potential for change, but the poor design of N Cap and New York is really the problem (also a fairly easy and cheap fix BTW).

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