DDOT (wearing their Dr. Jekyll face) will be adding bike lanes in Petworth, northbound on 7th Street to Sherman Circle and southbound on 5th from Grant Circle, according to Mayor’s Ward 4 liaison Joseph Martin. These will connect to the existing lanes south of Rock Creek Church Road (on Warder and Park) that reach as far south as Kenyon and Irving. The 5th Street bike lane will also mean removing a lane of traffic, which doesn’t bother posters on the Petworth neighborhood list.

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.