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I'm particularly excited about the Klingle Road bike lanes, as they will make a terrifying stretch of road into an enjoyable stretch, with good connections to bicycle friendly streets on both ends. The project will also have a traffic calming effect on a piece of roadway where there is absolutely no need for two lanes in each direction. The speeding and aggressive passing I've seen on that road will be a thing of the past! Kudos to DDOT for pursuing this project!

Now, all we need to do is improve our street designs to best practice dutch designs, including protected intersections along streets with bike lanes,

and unraveled networks for bicycling and driving. The unravelled network includes local streets that are traffic calmed for local car access but allows through bicycle access, and the car streets (collectors & arterials) which allow through access for cars but provide protected bike lanes to allow good bicycle access as well.


Great projects--personally very excited about the MBT and Piney Branch connections.

FWIW, Piney Branch needs ped traffic calming at Underwood very badly. This has become a commuter route and drivers from Maryland fly through (I think the lanes are 12 feet). It's the main walking connection for a whole neighborhood to the only nearby grocery store and would to a ton to improve basic walkability.

My 1st grader attends school at Yu Ying, and the Harewood approach by bike is hair-raising (see what I did there).

So what exactly does this mean? I worry about the comment period and whether this is really something that is going to happen. And is this the end of public comments? Taking away a travel lane is usually pretty hard, but since no one lives along Harewood (excepting ghosts), it seems like it will be hard for drivers to make their case. Thank god they are not taking away any parking.

I'm getting a little out of my depth here, but the CLRP is just one, early step in the process. The comment period iss just for adding this to the CLRP. That's a necessary step, but lots of things get into the CLRP without ever being built.

"The CLRP identifies all of the regionally significant capital improvements to the region’s highway and transit systems that area transportation agencies expect to make and to be able to afford over the next 20 plus years."

When DDOT gets closer to work, they will probably allow for more public comments, at least at the ANC level.

That is helpful. My sense is that the biggest issue on Harewood would be for the through commuters, not the immediate neighbors. Several years ago DDOT changed this to one-way several years ago without much protest.

Of course within 20 years I will be dead and my son will hopefully be fully employed during the Miley Cyrus presidency.

Don't you mean the 3rd year of Ivanka Trump's rule on the throne?

I so rarely agree with DDOT's quest to design every street like a highway (and insist that it be drivers responsibility to act like they are not highways) that when they do something--anything--moving towards safety I have to pause and say: Oh, someone at DDOT actually cares about something other than the capacity and speed of cars. Thank you DDOT.

Thanks for the excellent article. Would that then fully connect the MBT between Fort Totten and Takoma?

Paul, I don't think so. DC has divided the MT into two sections. Phase I is "ready" to go. That's from CUA to just north of Ft. Totten Metro. Phase II is from there to the Boundary/Takoma. Phase II still requires some negotiation with NPS - so timeline is up in the area. This PBL is only part of Phase II.

If they built the MBT along Blair from Peabody to aspen before the other phase through Fort Totten, I have no idea how we would access that trail. Right now, the street part of the MBT trail shunts bikers down Gallatin to 3rd street - a far cry from Blair. I guess I should cheer the completion of any part of the trail, even if one part is a little disjointed for the time being.

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