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Bike Lane to Pass in Front of U.S. Capitol Building Remains Delayed

The District Department of Transportation wants to build a bike lane in front of the Capitol Building, but Congress has not authorized the change because of complaints about losing parking.
January 18, 2019, 7am PST | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Washington, D.C. is having trouble getting the federal government on board with its plans for a bike lane. "More than three years after it was proposed, a 0.6-mile cycle track on Louisiana Avenue between Union Station and the U.S. Capitol awaits a green light from the Hill," Luz Lazo reports for the Washington Post.

While local activists complain the local road should be subject to local oversight, this particular bit of road falls under federal jurisdiction, and some federal employees are worried about losing the parking spaces the bike lane would replace. "Thirty-seven parking spaces, to be exact. The road is only 0.4 miles long stretching from Constitution Avenue NW at the foot of the Capitol to Columbus Circle NE across from Union Station," Lazo writes.

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Published on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in The Washington Post
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