Washington, D.C., is a national showcase, with a steady stream of influential visitors. A recent study showed that bicycling tripled on 15th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue following the installation of green lanes. The city is now completing new projects on L and M Streets NW, 1st Street near Union Station and in other areas. The red bikes of the Capital Bikeshare system are being used at least 6,000 times a day, building significant support for better places to ride.
Updates from D.C. GLP blogger David Cranor:
- Washington, DC to kick off new green lanes in 2013, May 6, 2013
- Arlington, VA makes sure that every cyclist counts, May 3, 2013
- Washington, DC prepares to double down on bicycling, April 12 2013
- Bike industry leaders tour D.C.'s protected bike lanes, March 4, 2013
- Improved Pennsylvania Avenue green lane in the spotlight, Feb. 18, 2013
- Ed Koch force behind creation and removal of first green lanes passes away, Feb. 5, 2013
- Pennsylvania Ave. green lane showcased during inauguration, Jan. 23, 2013
- New L Street green lane opens with promises of more, Dec. 28, 2012
- Washington D.C. welcomes newest green lane on L Street, Nov. 13, 2012
- Green lane to connect rail trail with transportation hub, Oct. 31, 2012
- D.C. proposes extending the 15th Street green lane, Oct. 5, 2012
- Road diet would connect city's waterfronts, Sept. 24, 2012
- Work begins on L Street cycletrack, Sept. 11, 2012
- Nation's Capitol commits to green lanes, Aug. 29, 2012
- Renderings of the new green lane to be installed at 15th St. NW, Aug. 22, 2012
The city of Washington, D.C. currently has the following green lanes in place:
Built in 2010, the Pennsylvania Ave. two-way green lane is 2.08 miles long. It is in the center of the street and is separated from car traffic by flexible delineators.
To learn more about the Pennyslvania Ave. dedicated green lanes, click here.
15th St. NW
Washington, D.C. finished 3.3 miles of green lanes on 15th St. in 2010. It is a two-way, one-sided bike lane that is separated by parked cars.
To learn more about the 15th St. green lane, click here.
R St. NE
In 2012, Washington, D.C. built a one block contraflow green lane on R St. NE. The green lane is approximately 0.16 miles long and is separated by parked cars.
To learn more about the contraflow green lane on R St. NE, click here.
L St. NW (12th to 25th)
In November 2012, Washington, D.C. built 1.12 miles of green lanes on L St. NW. The green lane is painted green and is separated from car traffic by flexible delineators.
To learn more about the L St. NW dedicated green lane, click here.