D.C. cyclists have to find new places to lock their bikes

Riders can no longer lock their bikes at the intersection of 25th Street and H Street NE in Northeast D.C. The construction of a multi-family condo near the intersection has closed the bike lane…

D.C. cyclists have to find new places to lock their bikes

Riders can no longer lock their bikes at the intersection of 25th Street and H Street NE in Northeast D.C. The construction of a multi-family condo near the intersection has closed the bike lane of the street, requiring cyclists to find another solution.

The difference between this construction and others around the District is that, according to an incident report sent to WTOP News by cyclist Irvin Girard, the Washington Department of Transportation is making it extremely difficult for cyclists to lock their bikes at the intersection of H and 25th Streets, particularly on July 28.

D.C. DMV spokeswoman Jennifer Ayers told WTOP in an email that a construction project that occurred earlier this year left a patch of road devoid of a bike lane. An engineering project started within a week of these cleanups to replace the patch of road with a new stone sidewalk, and, “while developing a parking/cycle access plan for the area, the city made a decision to temporarily remove the bike lane from 25th Street NW to maintain adequate vehicular and pedestrian access for residents and businesses.”

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