2019 WDCSITE DDOT Bike Tour Recap

WDCSITE partnered with DDOT to organize a bike tour of key bike facilities within the District on Tuesday, July 23rd. The tour, guided by William Handsfield, (DDOT Bicycle Program Specialist), Clarence (Trey) Dickerson (DDOT Deputy Associate Director), Aaron Goldbeck (DDOT Sustainable Transportation Specialist) and Anthony Cassillo (DDOT Policy Analyst) involved about a 6-mile ride along the First St, NW Cycle Track, Pennsylvania Ave, NW Cycle Track, 15th Street, NW Cycle Track, and the Metropolitan Branch Trail—all in the rain! 

During the tour, riders had the chance to learn about new design concepts, constraints, conflicts and innovative strategies to produce a safe, complete network for cyclists and pedestrians. The highlight of discussion included the Florida Ave NE bike lane project, as it will reduce vehicular travel lanes and provide protected bicycle lanes.