D.C. Begins Repaving 15th Street Bike Lane | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Begins Repaving 15th Street Bike Lane

Play associated audio
Work on the 15th Street bike lane will continue for the next three weeks.
WAMU/Martin Di Caro
Work on the 15th Street bike lane will continue for the next three weeks.

Work on the busiest bike lane in the District is underway. The District Department of Transportation has started to prepare the 15th Street bike lane for resurfacing from K all the way north to Swann Street.

"It shows that the city is committed to this idea of protected bike lanes. They see value for all residents, and they are going to put resources into maintaining them. It's not just a fad," says Kishan Putta, a Dupont Circle ANC commissioner.

DDOT crews are working on the curbs and gutters now. The actual repaving will begin in about two weeks and take four to five days, a few blocks at a time. There will not be a temporary bike lane on 15th Street during the work. Putta says bicyclists will have to use a detour.

"Sixteenth Street is nearby, but I wouldn't recommend it during rush hour since it is pretty clogged with traffic and buses and doesn't have any bike lanes. 14th Street has bike lanes going north and south," advises Putta.

Roughly 350 cyclists per hour use the 15th Street bike lane during the morning and evening commutes.

NPR

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.
NPR

Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Legislators Kill Medicaid Expansion Effort

The Republican majority killed a compromise effort on a 64 to 33 vote. That means no action will be taken to expand Virginia's Medicaid program.
NPR

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.