Who's Commute? Which Traffic Flow?


reports WTOP radio. At issue is a proposal to make a section of 15th street in the district into a two-way road with bike lanes and a dedicated turning lane (and, as a result, fewer lanes for through-traffic). Of course, like any transportation change this could slow your commute. But I don't own a car, and it would almost certainly speed my commute by making it easier to bike or walk.

There's no reason the DC government should make suburban commuters the priority in its transportation planning decisions -- the streets ought to serve the interests of the people who live in the city which, correctly, is at the center of the
DDOT study's recommendations.