Tuesday, February 24, 2015

BAC-PAC-DDOT FY 2014-2015 Performance Oversight Hearing

The Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Performance Oversight Hearings schedule has been released and the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, chaired by Council member Mary M. Cheh (Ward 3), has placed the D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council on the docket. This hearing gives residents an opportunity testify about bicycling in the District.

The hearing is tentatively scheduled to begin 11:00am on Friday, March 6, 2014 in Room 412 in the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Also scheduled are the Pedestrian Advisory Council and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).

The purpose of the Performance Oversight Hearings are to allow the Council to ask questions regarding the current operations of District agencies, committees, and other government organizations. The Council looks at current fiscal year operations, which began October 1, 2014, as well as operations during the previous year.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee Meeting

Join us this Thursday, February 26th for a meeting with MPD. The prime focus of the conversation will be a briefing by Sgt. Terry Thorne on February 26th on officer training and public education efforts by MPD. 

Where: 501 New York Ave NW 

When: February 26th at 6pm

As always, BAC meetings are open to the public and we encourage the sharing of your thoughts and questions. There is a CaBi station one block south at 5th and K NW and the Mt Vernon Metro is a few blocks west. If you cannot attend the meeting, please leave use our comments section below or @DCBAC on Twitter.


Bikeways Planned for 2015 by DDOT

DC has set ambitious goals for expanding bike infrastructure. The Sustainable DC plan includes meeting the goal of 25% biking and walking by 2032. The MoveDC plan has set out a plan for a connected network of bicycle infrastructure for the whole city - including cycletracks and bike lanes

In the short term, the 2-year MoveDC implementation plan has set out a goal of installing 15 miles total of bike lanes in 2015 and 2016. Last year, just over 9 miles of bike lanes were installed. 

This document represents a kind of work plan of bike lanes that DDOT staff are currently planning to work on towards fulfilling the 2-year implementation plan. Lanes are included here based on a combination of priority and feasibility.

2015 Bikeways Work Plan
Possible 2015 Installations




Street Name From To Street Miles Facility Type
1st St NE G St Columbus Cir
0.14
Cycle Track
2nd St NE T St Rhode Island Ave
0.22
Bike Lane
2nd St SE East Capitol St Independence Ave
0.15
Bike Lanes
3rd St NE T St Rhode Island Ave
0.25
Bike Lane
3rd St Pennsylvania Ave, SE D St, NE
0.53
Contraflow
4th St, NE C St (S), Maryland Ave C St, Massachusetts Ave
0.07
Bike Lane
4th St, NE M St Florida Ave
0.11
Cycle Track
5th St, SE Virginia Ave (S) K St
0.07
Bike Lane
6th St, SE G St Virginia Ave (S)
0.14
Bike Lane
6th St, NE C St (S), Massachusetts Ave C St (N), Maryland Ave
0.07
Bike Lane
11th Street, NW Monroe St Spring Rd
0.19
Contraflow
12th Street, NW Pennsylvania Ave L St
0.60
Bike Lane
19th St Potomac Ave, SE Bening Rd, NE
1.05
Bike Lanes/Sharrows
49th St, NE East Capitol Quarles St
1.33
Bike Lanes/Sharrows
E St, NE North Capitol St Columbus Cir
0.08
Bike Lane
Erie St, SE 17th St, Morris RD (East) Fort Pl
0.19
Climbing lane
Forrester St, SW Galveston Pl South Capitol St
0.06
Contraflow lane
Galveston Pl, SW Forrester St Martin Luther King Jr Ave
0.27
Bike Lane
I St SE New Jersey Ave 2nd St
0.08
Bike Lanes
M St NE Delaware Ave 4th St
0.13
Cycle Track
M St NE 4th St Florida Ave
0.19
Contraflow
Ontario Rd, NW Columbia Rd Euclid St
0.08
Contraflow
Stanton Rd, SE Suitland Parkway Bruce Pl
0.22
Bike Lanes
Suitland Rd, SE 36th St, Alabama Ave Southern Ave
0.39
Bike Lanes
Van Ness St, NW Wisconsin Ave Nebraska Ave
0.24
Climbing Lane



6.85






Under Study in 2015




East End Study Rhode Isand Ave Constitution Ave
2
Cycle Track
15th St, NW Constitution Ave Pennsylvania Ave 
0.23
Cycle Track
West Virginia Ave, NE Florida Ave Corcoran St
0.46
Bike Lanes
4th St SW M St  P St
0.30
Bike Lanes
Wheeler Rd, SE Alabama Ave Southern Ave
0.94
Bike Lanes
Pennsylvania Ave, NW 17th 22nd 
0.50
Cycle Track



4.43



Saturday, January 31, 2015

February Facilities Committee Meeting


Come join the Facilities Committee for the last sitdown meeting of the season at Brookland Pint February 9th from 6 - 8pm. We will discuss the bike lanes planned by DDOT for installation this year, a proposed signed bike route, the updated summary of BAC FAC rides and follow up on our conversation last meeting about general facilities maintenance trends and options for improvement.


As always, members of the public are encouraged to come, look for the group with a pile of helmets and outer layers! Brookland Pint is at 716 Monroe St NW, right next to the Brookland Metro stop, on the Metropolitan Branch Trail and there is Capital Bikeshare station nearby at 10th and Monroe St NE. If you cannot attend the meeting, please leave use our comments section below or @DCBAC on Twitter.


Monday, January 26, 2015

February Legislative Committee Meeting (UPDATED DAY)

Photo Credit: Dario Martinez
UPDATE: The Legislative meeting has been postponed a week and now will be convening on February 11 at 6:30pm at Teaism.

Come talk bikes with us! The Legislative Committee is holding its bimonthly meeting next week at Teaism. The agenda will include discussion of the Enhanced Penalties for Distracted Driving Amendment Act of 2015 recently introduced by CM Mendelson, and a broader conversation of distracted driving and riding on the sidewalk.

When: 6:30 pm on February 411th, 2015
Where: Teaism Restuarant (400 8th St NW)

As always, BAC meetings are open to the public and we encourage the sharing of your thoughts and questions. You can find us at Teaism by heading to the basement and looking for the pile of helmets and sweaters. If you cannot attend the meeting, please leave use our comments section below or @DCBAC on Twitter.