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D.C. Speeds Up Protected Bike Lane Plans

The District Department of Transportation last week promised to double the pace of its planned construction of protected bike lanes, but advocates say the District still isn't doing enough to provide safe accommodations for people on bikes.
November 26, 2019, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The District is pledging to create an additional 20 miles of protected bike lanes in three years — a plan that would triple the number of miles of protected lanes citywide," reports Luz Lazo.

"The commitment replaces a more modest earlier goal to build 10 miles of protected lanes over a six-year period," adds Lazo.

Advocates for safe bike infrastructure say the city is still moving too slowly compared to other major U.S. cities: "New York City officials voted this fall to create 250 miles of protected lanes in the next decade, including 30 miles in the first year of implementation. San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) in May announced that city would build 20 miles of new protected bike lanes in two years, doubling the pace of bike lane construction in the Bay Area."

The article includes more specifics and more skepticism from bike infrastructure advocates.

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Published on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in The Washington Post
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