Thursday, January 3, 2019

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

Highlights of BAC accomplishments in December:

BAC committees held their bimonthly meetings in December. MPD Assistant Chief Jeffery Carroll attended the Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee meeting to discuss law enforcement matters with committee members.

News of interest

The following news stories and press releases appeared in December.

DDOT Launches New Safety Measures in Support of Mayor Bowser’s Vision Zero Initiative – left turns are being reconfigured to slow drivers and increase pedestrian safety; right turns on red will be prohibited at 100 intersections. For more information, see this news story and this map of the intersections.

A bus driver struck and killed two pedestrians in late December at 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The driver was arrested and reportedly distracted by his phone.

The Washington Post editorial board had this to say: Too many people died in D.C. traffic crashes in 2018. We can do better in 2019.

Dockless vehicles: looking back and forward – DDOT released a report on the dockless vehicle pilot program. Media coverage included D.C. Just Released the First Evaluation of Its Dockless Bike and Scooter Experiment and Six things D.C. says it’s learned about scooters and dockless bikes since they arrived.

At present, DDOT Announces Operators for 2019 Dockless Vehicle Sharing Program. The press release links to the pilot program report and the regulations (rulemaking) now governing dockless vehicles. Media coverage included D.C. Could Have As Many As 16,800 Scooters And E-Bikes On The Roads Next Year and DC’s getting 20,000 shared bikes and scooters in 2019! Well, maybe.

DDOT is studying the possibility of adding an adaptive bikeshare program. The public is invited to learn more and complete a survey here.

Last but not least, Metro to welcome bicycles on trains at rush hour.

This month: January activities

The BAC meets on Jan. 9 with Chief Carroll as the guest speaker. See the full agenda here.