Protected Bike Lanes for Connecticut Ave – The Clear Choice

Artists rendering of potential protected bike lanes on Connecticut Ave NW and bird’s eye view (source DDOT)

For the past 18 months, the District Department of Transportation has been collecting data, gathering input, and doing analysis on options to remove the dangerous reversible lane and make Connecticut Ave safer, more accessible, and livable north of Calvert St. NW. Last month, they presented two plans: add protected bike lanes, substantial safety upgrades and all-hours loading zones or remove the reversible lane, but keep it devoted to cars.

DDOT’s comment period closes in just a few days on Saturday May 1 and they need to hear your support. All four adjacent Advisory Neighborhood Commissions debated the plan and passed resolutions in support of Concept C with protected bike lanes this month, showing a clear consensus and vision for a livable, walkable, and more bikeable corridor. 

Help us put this debate to rest. Use the form below to tell DDOT that Concept C with high-quality protected bike lanes is the only choice for DC’s future.

For a reminder of what concepts B and C look like, see this review in the Forest Hills Connection.

For more detail on the project, including a recording of the recent presentation, design concepts, extensive traffic modeling and more, see DDOT’s project page.

Connecticut Ave NW Reversible Lane & Protected Bike Lane Public Meeting

The District Department of Transportation is holding critical public meetings on the future design of Connecticut Avenue in Ward 3. If you support our vision for a more bikeable, walkable and livable Connecticut Avenue with protected bike lanes, this is the time to show up and speak up for that vision.

Last year, DDOT began studying removing the dangerous reversible lanes on Connecticut Ave and exploring other road designs, including protected bike lanes. After extensive pre-pandemic data collection, traffic modeling, and nearly a year without the reversible lanes during the lighter traffic of the pandemic, DDOT has concluded that Connecticut Ave does not need reversible driving lanes to accommodate traffic.

The pivotal decision now —  should Connecticut Ave continue serving only people zipping through in cars OR should it be redesigned to safely accommodate people biking while making a more walkable, livable, and community-oriented street?

Meeting Details – Thursday, April 1

General Meeting: 7:00 PM
Concept Review / Evaluation Learning Room: 5:00 PM
Traffic Analysis / Parking Learning Room: 6:00 PM

DDOT is offering optional Topic-Specific Learning Rooms for more detail after the general meeting. An Identical presentation will also be given on Tuesday, March 30 at 9:30 AM (details here).

Let us know you will be there
Sign up below to get a meeting reminder, tips & talking points to make the biggest impact, and to stay in the loop on how to help in the coming weeks.

Join the Meeting

Webex Meeting URL: Join the Webex meeting here.
Or join by phone. Call in #: 202-860-2110
Access Code: 160 356 5987, followed by the # key

Connecticut Ave NW Reversible Lane & Protected Bike Lane Public Meeting

The District Department of Transportation is holding critical public meetings on the future design of Connecticut Avenue in Ward 3. If you support our vision for a more bikeable, walkable and livable Connecticut Avenue with protected bike lanes, this is the time to show up and speak up for that vision.

Last year, DDOT began studying removing the dangerous reversible lanes on Connecticut Ave and exploring other road designs, including protected bike lanes. After extensive pre-pandemic data collection, traffic modeling, and nearly a year without the reversible lanes during the lighter traffic of the pandemic, DDOT has concluded that Connecticut Ave does not need reversible driving lanes to accommodate traffic.

The pivotal decision now —  should Connecticut Ave continue serving only people zipping through in cars OR should it be redesigned to safely accommodate people biking while making a more walkable, livable, and community-oriented street?

Meeting Details – Tuesday, March 30

General Meeting: 9:30 AM
Concept Review / Evaluation Learning Room: 11:00 AM
Traffic Analysis / Parking Learning Room: 12:00 PM

DDOT is offering optional Topic-Specific Learning Rooms for more detail after the general meeting. An Identical presentation will also be given on Thursday, April 1 at 7:00 PM (details here).

Let us know you will be there
Sign up below to get a meeting reminder, tips & talking points to make the biggest impact, and to stay in the loop on how to help in the coming weeks.

Join the Meeting

Webex Meeting URL: Join the Webex meeting here.
Or join by phone. Call in #: 202-860-2110
Access Code: 160 356 5987, followed by the # key