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DDOT Seeks Input on Plan for Downtown Cycle Track, Bus Lane

by Tim Regan May 26, 2016 at 10:15 am 0

West downtown planning study map; photo courtesy of DDOT

(Correction: This article originally noted the meeting would take place June 17. It will actually take place June 15. We’ve made the correction below.)

Local officials are looking at several ways to improve transportation for cyclists, pedestrians and bus riders traveling near Foggy Bottom, Farragut and McPherson Square.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to host a public meeting next month to talk about its planning study to improve an area that includes:

  • Pennsylvania Ave. NW between 17th St. and Washington Circle
  • H and I streets NW between New York Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave.

The purpose of the study is to enhance the streetscape and to evaluate the possibility of a bicycle facility or cycle track along Pennsylvania Ave. and to “assess the operational feasibility of a contraflow bus lane on H Street NW between New York Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue,” according to a DDOT notice.

The District’s multimodal transportation plan identified Pennsylvania Ave. NW as a “priority cycle track corridor and H Street NW as a priority high-capacity transit corridor,” officials said.

DDOT employees will share project goals and objectives and solicit public feedback during the June 15 discussion at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St. NW) at 6 p.m.

Map courtesy of DDOT

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