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June 3, 2021

Commissioner Amir Irani

Chair, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1C

PO Box 21009, NW
Washington, DC  20009

Via Email: 

NOI # 21-157-PSD

Re: Notification for the Installation of Contraflow Bike Lanes on 1600 block of Argonne Pl NW and 1700 block of Lanier Pl NW

Dear Commissioner Irani,

Pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Amendment Act of 2000” D.C. LAW 13-249 (48 DCR 3491 April 20, 2001), the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is required to give a written notice of our intent to install contraflow bike lanes and modify parking on the 1600 block of Argonne Pl NW and 1700 block of Lanier Pl NW within ANC 1C.  This letter is being forwarded to you for the purpose of notification and solicitation of comments on our intent to implement the following in your jurisdiction.

DDOT proposes to:

  • Install a contraflow bike lane and sharrows on 1600 block of Argonne Pl NW and 1700 block of Lanier Pl NW.
  • Modify parking to conform to the current DDOT design and engineering manual (DEM) standards. This typically means greater setback of parking from crosswalks and alleys to preserve sightlines between drivers and people crossing the street.

The existing conditions of these blocks is a single 16’ one way travel lane with 7’ parking zones on both sides of the street.  The proposed condition is to install a 5’ contraflow bike lane in the opposite direction, a 1’ double yellow centerline, install shared lane markings (sharrows) in the 10’ vehicular lane, while retaining 7’ parking lanes on both sides of the street. 

This project is an important step in expanding the bike lane network, now also used by scooters and other personal mobility devices.  This facility will connect to existing bike lanes on Adams Mill and Harvard, and create an alternate route to Columbia Road for some travelers.

We anticipate the following benefits:

  • Expanded biking / scooter route options for people traveling in and through the area
  • Reduction of conflicts between drivers and bikeway users
  • Reduction of sidewalk conflicts between people walking and people on bikes/scooters
  • Reduction of vehicular travel speeds on both street segments
  • Improved safety due to reduction of existing conflicts

All comments on this subject matter must be filed in writing, no later than August 31st, 2020, fifty (50) business days after the date of this notice, with the District Department of Transportation Planning and Sustainability Division, 250 M Street, SE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, 20003 or via email at  If you would like to check the status of this Notice of Intent (NOI), please visit DDOT’s website at In addition, if you have questions, have trouble accessing the NOI site or are unable to do so, please contact me at 202-671-3378.


Will Handsfield
Bicycle Program Specialist

Planning & Sustainability Division

Cc:       Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council of the District of Columbia

            Tania Jackson, Chief of Staff, Councilmember Brianne Nadeau

George Branyan, Active Transportation Branch Manager, DDOT

Cynthia Turcios, Ward 1 Community Engagement Specialist, DDOT

About this NOI

DescriptionContraflow bike lanes on Lanier Pl and Argonne Pl
Date IssuedJune 3, 2021
Comments Due ByAugust 31, 2021
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