Thursday, November 1, 2018

Rolling forward: D.C. bicycling report for October 2018

Highlights of BAC accomplishments in October:

The Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee held an Oct. 4 field meeting in conjunction with a memorial ceremony for cyclist Thomas Hollowell, struck and killed in September at 12th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. The committee recommended a number of safety improvements to lessen the hazards for bicyclists and pedestrians.

A dozen bicyclists attended the Oct. 18 Facilities Committee rolling meeting in the Brookland/Columbia Heights Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes project area. Participants reviewed DDOT design alternatives and rode along designated streets to give feedback about the proposed cycletrack.

Facilities Committee participants reviewed the maps at the start of the meeting.

The rolling meeting stopped at an intersection to evaluate options.

This month: November activities

The BAC meets on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th Street NW, 11th floor. The meeting will focus on law-enforcement issues and discussion with Sgt. Terry Thorne of the police department. Assistant Chief Jeffery Carroll is scheduled to attend the following BAC meeting on Jan. 9, 2019. The November agenda will be posted in the coming days.

The BAC is also evaluating dockless bikeshare in response to the DDOT announcement about proposed rulemaking. The agency is accepting public comment through Nov. 26.