November 20, 2012

I live on the corner of 16th and L streets NW in the District, and I’ve been watching the progress on the road improvements and installation of the bike lanes [letters, Nov. 13]. I want to thank the municipal workers for doing such a fine job. I’ve been very impressed with how long and hard they work, and I think this performance speaks well for the D.C. Department of Transportation.

As an avid bicyclist who takes many trips down L Street after shopping in the West End, I think the new lanes are wonderful. I’m also a big fan of the 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue lanes and many other improvements to the bicycle infrastructure.

Keep up the great work, DDOT!

Scott Osberg, Washington

Last Friday, on the way to meet a friend for lunch, I walked along L Street NW from Connecticut Avenue to 19th Street. The route took me alongside the newly constructed L Street bike lane, which took away one auto traffic lane, and I counted the vehicles that passed me: 91 cars and three bicycles. Sorta makes you wonder about the wisdom of the District’s allocation of transportation space.

Jim Pembroke, Washington