Whether you support a new protected bike lane in Penn Quarter, are against it, or just don’t know, consider attending the District Department of Transportation’s second public meeting on the matter taking place this Saturday, February 6. The meeting will include an open house, a presentation, and a chance to discuss the project and offer public testimony.
The project proposes building a North/South bike lane between Florida and Constitution Avenue, somewhere between 4th and 9th Streets NW. After a research phase, five options are now being discussed, including no build.
The last meeting, in October 2015, became very contentious. Those in favor asserted the life-or-death nature of the situation for cyclists and how a lane could increase property values. Those against said their constitutional right of religious freedom would be infringed if diagonal parking on Sundays – which some church members from Maryland and Virginia use – were taken away. With no easy answer and a frustrated crowd, DDOT said it would arrange for a second meeting.
Now that the time has come, we hope to see you there, taking a stand for your neighborhood – whichever side you’re on, and for whatever reason.
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time: 12pm to 4pm (presentation at 1pm)
Location: KIPP DC WILL Academy, Auditorium
Address: 421 P St NW
More information: www.dccycletrack.com