Greater Greater Washington

DC has a Unicorn Lane, complete with unicorn statue

Everyone knows about the dignified statues in places like Logan Circle and Lafayette Square, but do you know about Unicorn Lane? It's in Upper Northwest, along Oregon Avenue, just west of Rock Creek Park (map).
Now if only we had a Hippogriff Street.

Photo by BeyondDC on flickr.

Cross-posted at BeyondDC.

Dan Malouff is a professional transportation planner for the Arlington County Department of Transportation. He has a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Colorado, and lives a car-free lifestyle in Northwest Washington. His posts are his own opinions and do not represent the views of his employer in any way. He runs the blog BeyondDC and also contributes to the Washington Post Local Opinions blog. 


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Yes, yes I did know that. It's also a neighborhood watch area.

by Ginger on Apr 24, 2013 3:38 pm • linkreport

Man, that is a hideously ugly development.

by Stevey Jones on Apr 24, 2013 3:54 pm • linkreport

I had a friend that lived there for a little while when I was in elementary school. I was probably about 8 years old...I remember two things about it: thinking the street name and sculpture were freaking amazing and that I convinced my friend's overprotective parents to let us watch Jurassic Park on VHS.

by rowsdower on Apr 25, 2013 9:10 am • linkreport

If only we could get a statute of a big purple dinosaur erected at Barney Circle . . . .

by Mike on Apr 25, 2013 10:16 am • linkreport

And of course you've all seen the swans on Swann Street?

by John on Apr 25, 2013 10:24 am • linkreport

Upon first glance at the headline, I thought that maybe unicorn lanes were joining bike lanes, sidewalks, car lanes, and pogo-stick lanes as part of our Complete Streets policy.

(Free April Fools Day article idea for the taking.)

by Payton on Apr 26, 2013 12:17 pm • linkreport

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