How Did DDOT Get Here?

Between 2015 and 2016, DDOT held four (4) public meetings as part of the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study to obtain feedback from the community. During the meetings, the DDOT team heard that bike connectivity was a priority to close a major gap in the existing bicycle network. For this reason, this project will move forward with Project Recommendation B.1 from the September 2016 Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study to develop protected bike lane designs along Irving Street NE/NW and the 400 block of Kenyon Street NW.

 

Bicycle lanes were installed on 5th Street NW/Park Place NW and 7th Street NW/Warder Street NW between 2006 and 2010. However, the community has requested protected bike lanes in this portion of the project. This project provides an opportunity to reassess the existing street design of Park Place NW, Warder Street NW, 7th Street NW, and 5th Street NW to examine design options for protected bicycle lanes.

 

The Crosstown Multimodal Study is a key project in the 2-year Action Plan for moveDC, the District’s long-range transportation plan. Click on the links to learn more about the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study and the recommended projects

 

CROSSTOWN

Welcome to Crosstown

Protected Bike Lanes Project

On Friday, September 21st, 2018 from 7-9 AM and 4-7PM, the project team discussed with the public about a full-scale model of the protected bike lane along the 400 block of Kenyon Street NW located between Park Place NW and Warder Street NW. The temporary bike lane was installed along Kenyon Street NW from September 19-September 22, 2018 as part of the Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes Project. The goal of the temporary installation was to demonstrate how the proposed bike lanes will function and to provide the public with an opportunity to speak with the project team about the Crosstown Protected Bicycle Lane Project. Click here to share your thoughts.

The District of Columbia has few east-west network connections north of the original L'Enfant Plan street grid. This makes east-west travel to and from neighborhoods and activity centers challenging as a limited number of corridors carry the majority of the traffic. 

 

In September 2016, DDOT completed the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study. In addition to recommending a variety of multimodal improvements throughout the corridor to enhance operations for motorists, transit, cyclists, and pedestrians, the study identified safe east and westbound biking connectivity as a priority to close a major gap in the existing bicycle network between Columbia Heights and Brookland. The community has also requested protected bike lanes on Park Place NW, Warder Street NW, 7th Street NW, and 5th Street NW.

Based on the recommendations provided in the Crosstown Study and by the community, DDOT will develop preliminary (30%) designs for protected bike lanes along

  • Irving Street NE/NW between Michigan Avenue NE and the 400 block of Kenyon Street NW;

  • 5th Street NW/Park Place NW between Grant Circle and Kenyon Street NW; and

  • 7th Street NW/Warder Street NW between New Hampshire Avenue NW and Kenyon Street NW.

 

 
 
 

Open House (June 12, 2018)

The project team appreciates everyone who turned out for the Open House and provided input on June 12th, 2018. We had a terrific turnout! 

 

If you want to obtain updates on the project, email us by clicking on the following link.

East-West Alternatives Roll Plots

North-South Alternatives Roll Plots

Activity: East-West Alternatives

Activity: North-South Alternatives

Crosstown Pop Up Event (September 21, 2018)

The project team appreciates everyone who turned out for the Crosstown Pop Up Event and provided input on September 21, 2018. We had a terrific turnout! 

 

If you want to obtain updates on the project, email us by clicking on the following link.

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East-West Alternatives Roll Plots

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North-South Alternatives Roll Plots

Open House (June 12, 2018)

The project team appreciates everyone who turned out for the Open House and provided input on June 12th, 2018. We had a terrific turnout! 

 

If you want to obtain updates on the project, email us by clicking on the following link.

East-West Alternatives Roll Plots

North-South Alternatives Roll Plots

Activity: East-West Alternatives

Activity: North-South Alternatives

Crosstown Pop Up Event (September 21, 2018)

The project team appreciates everyone who turned out for the Crosstown Pop Up Event and provided input on September 21, 2018. We had a terrific turnout! 

 

If you want to obtain updates on the project, email us by clicking on the following link.

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East-West Alternatives Roll Plots

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North-South Alternatives Roll Plots

Meeting Materials

Open House (June 12, 2018)

The project team appreciates everyone who turned out for the Open House and provided input on June 12th, 2018. We had a terrific turnout! 

 

If you want to obtain updates on the project, email us by clicking on the following link.

East-West Alternatives Roll Plots

North-South Alternatives Roll Plots

Activity: East-West Alternatives

Activity: North-South Alternatives

Crosstown Pop Up Event (September 21, 2018)

The project team appreciates everyone who turned out for the Crosstown Pop Up Event and provided input on September 21, 2018. We had a terrific turnout! 

 

If you want to obtain updates on the project, email us by clicking on the following link.

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East-West Alternatives Roll Plots

Summary Report

North-South Alternatives Roll Plots

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Project Documents:

 
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Irving Street-Kenyon Street Preliminary Design Plan

Park Place-Warder Street Concept Plan

Project Summary Memo

Irving Street-Kenyon Street

60% Crosstown Plans 

 

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Site Updated April 2019

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Katherine Youngbluth, AICP

Project Manager

katherine.youngbluth@dc.gov