The DC Department of Transformation, a "tactical urbanist organization," recently posted about a guerrilla bike lane and colorful pedestrian bumpout they created with chalk and traffic cones along T Street NW in Dupont Circle.
We made our own bike lane because why not? pic.twitter.com/02l9dhgPJD— DC Department of Transformation (@DCDOTRA) March 18, 2018
To add a little more context to this project, this area was repaved quite recently. the city repainted the crosswalks, but left out the bike lane and the no parking hash-zone. pic.twitter.com/wcjYtce3YK— DC Department of Transformation (@DCDOTRA) March 18, 2018
T Street has a stop sign, while 19th Street has no stop sign. It leads to a lot of confusion, and recently I saw a pretty damaging accident. This is because the hash marks haven't been painted! DDOT continues to insist that the intersection is safe. https://t.co/LTc7I00tgx— DC Department of Transformation (@DCDOTRA) March 18, 2018
We weren't faithful to the original hash marks because we wanted to spark creativity. How else can we "reclaim" this land for nature or community use and to help slow traffic as it enters our neighborhood?— DC Department of Transformation (@DCDOTRA) March 18, 2018
The next day the bike lane was still there.
The lane endures! pic.twitter.com/ui8FwX9Kbv— Joe Flood (@joeflood) March 19, 2018
What other roads or intersections are due for a safety upgrade? You can leave comments here.