An Overdue Ride into D.C.


Cycletrack in Montreal
SOURCE: Payton Chung/Flickr
The L-street cycletrack in Washington, D.C. isn’t news, but I still get excited whenever I see posts about it.

Earlier this month, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, along with a few others, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, celebrating the completion of the 1.1 mile cycletrack in Northwest D.C.

I’m excited for it since, as I’ve mentioned before, I have yet to actually bike into D.C., but perhaps with projects like the L street cycletrack, and other bike lanes in the works, I won’t be so shy about planning trips into the District.

The opening of the cycletrack is a huge significance, since it sends the message that D.C.’s leaders are seriously thinking about alternative modes of transportation and trying to cultivate a more walkable/bikeable urban environment—that’s it isn’t just about cars anymore.



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