DC Safe Streets Coalition

Join us in a united effort across all DC neighborhoods to save our communities impacted by reckless and dangerous DDOT Bike Plans, particularly when unsupported by studies in the planning process.

17th Street NW Bike Plan in Dupont Circle

Who We Are

DC neighbors have mounted a campaign to protest the reckless and dangerous Bike Plans and lane closures throughout the city. Protected Bike Lanes (PBLs) are not advisable through congested commercial streets where there are frequent interruptions in the bike lane. They pose hazards to pedestrians, seniors, drivers, business patrons and bike riders alike, just as the Mayor delayed plans for the massive K Street Transitway and the Connecticut Ave. Bike Plan, we ask for a pause in the network of bike plans and a comprehensive review, a study of alternative routes, ADA compliance, and community engagement in the form of many Town Halls to engage better with the community.

We encourage consideration of alternate cycle routes, alleys and small streets. Commercial stretches are inappropriate for protected bike lanes which set aside dedicated space for bikes in all seasons and all weather, even when they are not used. Closing traffic lanes causes congestion and will discourage business, entertainment and commercial activity in the city. We reject the false planning that creates an unworkable design, removing all legal parking spaces and then punishing patrons and residents for parking illegally. Funneling all traffic through one lane is a grave and reckless mistake.

We petition the Mayor, the Council and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to reject plans which will cripple the economic and social nerve center of our livable/walkable communities. We support efforts to bring neighborhoods together in the DC Safe Streets for All Coalition.

DC Council member introduces bill to close streets to cars far more often.

Click HERE to view the interview.

 

 

Press Release

 

Bike Lanes Conflict with Vision Zero

Despite rising traffic fatalities, on October 5 the bike lobby represented by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) presented Councilmember Charles Allen with its Vision Zero award. The Council, under Allen’s leadership, funds WABA with more than $1M...

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Time for a Fresh Look at Bike Policy and Vision Zero

Time for a Fresh Look at Bike Policy and Vision Zero The departure of DDOT Director Everett Lott creates a path for a fresh look at Vision Zero and the very aggressive and controversial policy the Bowser Administration is pursuing to install bike lanes across the...

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DDOT Faces Resident v. Biker Conflict in Ward 4

Dir. Lott to Visit Site Wednesday, 3 pm Resident Will Report Parked Car Was Totaled The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is contending an escalating conflict in the Grant Circle NW neighborhood in Ward 4 between neighbors wanting to access and...

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CM Allen to Call Public Meeting on Vision Zero

At Mayor Bowser’s press conference, on July 19, announcing the redevelopment of Dave Thomas Circle, Councilmember Charles Allen said, “We are not meeting our goals for Vision Zero.” Allen announced he is calling a public hearing to discuss Vision Zero before...

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Sign Our Petition

Join us in a united effort across all DC neighborhoods to save our communities impacted by reckless and dangerous DDOT Bike Plans, particularly when unsupported by studies in the planning process.

Contact Us

 

Nick DelleDonne
DC Safe Streets Coalition
dcsafestreetscoalition@gmail.com
703 929 6656