Dedicated Bus/Bike Lanes Coming to Lower Georgia Avenue

If you drive, ride, or commute along southern Georgia Avenue, here’s something that should be of interest. I’m sure this will be particularly true of the many area bikers. DDOT is proposing exclusive bus lanes on Georgia Avenue between Barry Place and Florida Avenue. To assist them in designing the bus lanes and streetscape, they want community input in this process.

DDOT will be presenting two options.  The first is for exclusive shared bus and bike lanes north and southbound, with a left turn lane northbound at Barry and a left turn lane southbound at Bryant.  The second proposal includes the first, but makes Barry one way westbound and provides flashing yellow lights 24 hour northbound on Georgia at Barry and southbound at Georgia at Bryant.

According to information shared by Sylvia Robinson on the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force e-mail blast, meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and times:

The following meetings will be held with DDOT to discuss these options:

Monday October 15th from 5-7 p.m. at the DC Housing Finance Auditorium – 815 Florida Ave. NW (click on flyer above for details)

Wednesday October 24th at 7 p.m. (GA Ave Community Development Task Force Meeting) at ECAC – 733 Euclid St. NW (accessible entrance in the rear – call (202) 462-2285 if assistance is needed)

For questions on this proposal contact:
Wendy Peckham
Phone: 202-671-4581
Email: wendy.peckham (at) dc.gov

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8 Comments on “Dedicated Bus/Bike Lanes Coming to Lower Georgia Avenue”

  1. gotryit Says:

    That sounds nice, but the bus / bike only lanes are not enforced down in Chinatown. Unless MPD is going to better enforce traffic laws in the bus / bike only lanes, why go through all the trouble?


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  5. Paul Says:

    Why would you want buses and bikes to share the same lane? It seems dangerous and will slow down the buses (isn’t the goal of dedicated bus lanes to speed up that mode of public transportation).

  6. Brian Says:

    I hope they can do this with all of Georgia Avenue. I fear for my life biking down to the Petworth Metro on Georgia every morning.


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