Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Updated Eastern Downtown Protected Bike Lane Study Released

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) released an updated Eastern Downtown Protected Bike Lanes Study. The report describes analysis performed to date and narrows the number of alternatives under consideration to three, which includes a no-build option.

 Please see the report here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Revolution Bikes Shop Sold to Trek?

It appears that a long-time bike shop has been sold to Trek. In an email sent this morning, the longtime owner of the regional bike shop Revolution, anounced that "The time has come for us to pass the baton and move into the next chapter of our lives". 
"We have found that partner in Trek Bicycle. We know they will do a great job and that your experience with our shops and cycling in DC, Maryland, and Virginia will continue to improve under their guidance and leadership."
The full message can be seen here.

Monday, February 6, 2017

DDOT is looking for Design/Build Teams for Metropolitan Branch Trail Extention

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) issued a request for proposal to extend the Metropolitan Branch Trail from its current end in Brookland to Fort Totten.

The trail extension would connect the current terminus near Bates Road, NE with an area near the Fort Totten Metrorail station. This represents a modest increase of the trail of approximately 2,000 feet.

According to DDOT, the trail extension will include LED lighting, security cameras, and wayfinding signage. Using the Design/Build process, the extension is expected to be complete within 18 months.

The project requires the partnership of DDOT, the National Park Service, which control s a section of the train near Fort Totten; and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Administration.

Connection to Maryland

DDOT also stated that the Fort Totten to Takoma section of the trail was underway and will soon initiate final design on the final segment of the trail connecting Fort Totten to Takoma and the Maryland border.

Southern section of MBT improvements 

Lastly in 2017, DDOT will replace lighting on the MBT between Florida Avenue and Franklin Street NE with new hard-wired LED lights. The NoMa Business Improvement District, in partnership with DDOT, recently added signage on the trail bridge over Florida Avenue to raise awareness of the trail. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Second Notice of Rulemaking Document for Vision Zero Issued

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) issued its Notice of Second Proposed Rulemaking - Vision Zero. The revised rules reflect how Mayor Bowser will implement the Vision Zero initiative, which aims to reduce the number of transportation-related fatalities to zero by the year 2024.