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DDOT Cautions Against Biking on H Street NE

by HillNow.com — December 1, 2014 at 1:55 pm 0

If your bike route takes you onto H Street NE, the District Department of Transportation is urging you to think again.

A video released by DDOT today (Monday) urges cyclists to use contraflow bike lanes on G and I streets NE, rather than biking on H Street near the streetcar.

“You don’t want to get yourself caught or hurt in the streetcar tracks on H Street. So, one thing to think about is using another parallel street like G Street here, or I Street,” bicycle program manager Jim Sebastrian says in the minute-long clip.

DDOT initially proposed a ban on biking on H Street, but later dropped that plan, Washington City Paper reported.

Cyclists are advised to cross the tracks at a 90-degree angle to avoid getting thin tires stuck in the tracks, and to avoid the streetcars if they do bike on H Street.

DDOT did not immediately respond to an inquiry about when streetcar service will begin.

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