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Dan Malouf reports on the District Department of Transportation's plans to build a short but critical list of bikeways in 2015. "This year's work will specifically focus on closing gaps in the network, in order to make existing bike lanes more useful," according to Malouf's analysis.
"In total there are about seven miles of new bikeways on the list, including three short protected bikeways, about four miles of striped bike lanes, and two miles of sharrows."
"The new protected bikeways are all in Northeast, on M Street, 4th Street, and 1st Street. Collectively they'll begin to stitch together Northeast's existing patchwork of disconnected cycletracks into a more useful and cohesive network." A map and a list of the 2015 proposed schedule are also available.
Malouf notes that the 2015 construction plan is separate from a proposal announced in January to study the potential for road diets on nine miles of roadway around the District.