Pennsylvania Ave bike lanes now have (some) pylons
The Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes have now been reconfigured to fit into the median. As DDOT had revealed, despite CFA's opposition, the lanes will have pylons separating cyclists from motor vehicles in a few areas where the median is narrow.
Here is a photo from reader ah showing the pylons in one area, around 7th Street. You can see the previous lane markings where a regular travel lane had been used for the bike lanes and buffers.
WashCycle is pleased with the pylons. However, he raises a concern about the way the lanes overlap the pedestrian refuges: at night, between the darkness, the glare of oncoming cars' headlights, and the existing signs that might partly obscure pedestrians, it's easy for cyclists not to see waiting pedestrians.
The lanes still aren't officially open, so perhaps fixes are in the works.
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