As of last week, rubber parking stops called “Park-Its” now protect a half block segment of the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes, between 9th and 10th Streets NW.
The Park-Its are supposed to protect cyclists from drivers making illegal U-turns across Pennsylvania Avenue’s bike lanes, which are in the middle of the road.
DDOT crews installed the first Park-Its last week. Workers will add more in the coming days, until Park-Its line the bikeway for the two block stretch from 9th to 11th.
Full installation of Park-Its all along Pennsylvania Avenue could eventually happen, but for now DDOT hopes to determine if this initial installation works. According to DDOT’s Darren Buck, the Park-Its on 1st Street NE sometimes pull up out of the pavement.
Park-Its succeed the zebras that DDOT installed in 2013, but which proved only partially effective. For now, the zebras between 12th and 13th Streets will remain in place.
Cross-posted at BeyondDC.