Additional Bike Rack News

The new bike racks on Georgia Avenue have been taking a fair amount of my time lately, so I thought I should post a quick update on where things are headed since my meeting with the Great Streets crew on Monday morning. The most significant change I was able to get incorporated into the plan is to increase the bike racks from four to eight in the area between Looking Glass Lounge and the future DC Reynolds. A bank of four are currently outside of Looking Glass. Another bank of four will be added a few doors south. Additionally, a trash can will be installed in the area of Manny & Olga’s.

On the east side of Georgia a few of the bike racks will be installed parallel with Georgia to maximize sidewalk space since that side tends to be narrower than the west side.

The bike racks at CVS were installed too close to the railing behind them to make they optimally useful

In response to feedback I’ve received from residents — and a bit more of a challenge — I’ve begun talking to CVS to see if they will reset the racks located just outside of their store at 3642 Georgia. As I’ve been made aware, they were installed too close to the rail behind them for them to be optimally useful.

Lastly, and entirely unrelated to Georgia Avenue, I noticed when I returned to the neighborhood yesterday that there were two new bike racks installed on Rock Creek Church Road, just east of Warder, outside of the Rock Creek Market.

New bike racks located outside of the Rock Creek Market (Warder and Rock Creek Church Road)

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7 Comments on “Additional Bike Rack News”

  1. Rob Mandle Says:

    As a customer of both Rock Creek Market and the drinking establishments at Blue Banana and Looking Glass, I’ve been asking for bike racks to be (re)installed at these locations as well. Glad to see they have been completed!


  2. Once again, ditto what Rob said. I predict next summer (if DCR is open too) that the 8 racks will be full every night Thurs-Sat. Maybe more often than that.

    Smart idea on putting them parallel on narrow stretches. Hadn’t thought about how important that is.

    Especially glad to see the Rock Creek Market racks. I usually use the parking signpost out there, or bring my bike right inside the door, which the owners probably aren’t crazy about but are so nice and accommodating they’ve never said anything.

    Good luck with CVS. if that’s like anything other than pulling teeth I’ll be surprised. We’ll see.

    Thanks, Kent!

  3. KT Says:

    Hey Kent!
    Do you know why they removed the trash can in front of 3603-05 Georgia (on the other side of the tree from the bike racks)? Was it temporary or will it be back? It’s coming back, we hope since there’s a lot of trash now due to the bus stop, and any word on the bus stop at that location? THANKS!

    • Kent Says:

      According to the plans I have from DDOT, trash cans on that block are to be located on the two corners. The one closest to 3603-05 Georgia appears to be on the corner by Fish in the Hood.


  4. Looking Glass Lounge and the future DC Reynolds. A bank of four are currently outside of Looking Glass. Another bank of four will be added a few doors south.


  5. […] in December 2011, as the Middle Georgia Avenue Great Streets project was nearing its end, I met with DDOT to discuss placement of bike racks between Otis Place and Rock Creek Church Road. The outcome of […]


  6. […] course, now would also be a good time to circle back and see if I can get the bike racks outside the store reset so that they are […]


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