Best Blocked Bike Lane

15th Street Cycletrack
Intersection of 15th and L streets NW
Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
Jeff Bezos hates bicyclists. OK, probably not. But as a result of the Washington Post’s move to Franklin Square and Fannie Mae’s demolition of the old building to construct their new HQ, the corner of 15th and L streets NW, the nexus of D.C.’s protected bike network, is now, in technical engineering terms, a total shitshow. While the cycletracks remain in theory, the nearby sidewalk closures have turned the bike lanes into de facto pedestrian paths (in spite of the signs that read “Bikes Only”). As things stand, it could be this way for two years. Invest in a good bell.