September 30, 2011
DDOT and WABA Launch Rack Attack
3 Dozen New Bicycle Racks Added to Near Southeast Neighborhood
DDOT and WABA staff and ANC Commissioner David Garber (6D07) joined forces this week to launch a Rack Attack, installing new bicycle racks in the Near Southeast Neighborhood near the baseball stadium.
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT), the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and ANC Commissioner David Garber (6D07) joined forces this week to launch a Rack Attack, installing new bicycle racks in the Near Southeast Neighborhood near the baseball stadium.
DDOT and WABA staff started installing the new bicycle racks Tuesday morning and plan to complete the installation of 36 racks by the end of next week. Many of the racks are strategically located to provide bike parking for patrons of businesses and restaurants in the area including:
- Wells Fargo, 20 M St. SE (2 racks)
- Chevy Chase Bank, 1100 NJ Avenue, SE (2 racks)
- Cornercopia, 1000 3rd Street, SE (2 racks)
- McDonald's, 22 I Street, SE (1 rack)
- Diamond Teague Park (4 racks)
- Bicycle rack installation at 3rd and K Streets in southeast Washington
- Velocity, 1025 1st Street, SE (2 racks)
As part of an on-going ten year effort, DDOT installs an estimated 200 to 300 bike racks per year and has now put in more than 2,000 racks in public space across the District. Bike rack installation locations are determined based on evaluations and analysis conducted by staff and from requests received by members of the business community.
For more information please visit http://godcgo.com/home/get-my-employees-there/bikebrand-your-biz.aspx.
More photos of the bike rack installations are available on DDOT’s Flickr Photostream.