M Street Cycle Track May Arrive Spring, Summer 2013
The District Department of Transportation is studying other bike lanes in the city before installing a cycletrack on M Street.
DDOT is evaluating and making revisions on a possible westbound M Street Cycletrack, based on lessons from the 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue lanes. Additionally, lessons from the L Street track will impact a future M Street lane.
The L Street cycletrack will run east from New Hampshire Avenue to 12th Street NW. Initial plans for the M Street cycletrack would have it running westbound from 15th Street to 29th Street in NW.
"If all goes well, we’re hoping to be ready to install the lanes on M St next spring or summer," wrote Monica Hernandez, a spokeswoman for DDOT, in an email to Patch.
Cycletrack are bike lanes that feature both a painted buffer and flexible bollards to separate cyclists from drivers and to prevent vehicles from illegally parking in the bike lane.