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To help make DC’s central business district a more bike-friendly neighborhood, the Golden Triangle BID has installed more than 500 bike racks throughout the neighborhood, which allows parking for more than 1,000 bikes.
The Golden Triangle also features six artistic bike racks, which meet the demands of parking in a fun and creative way.
Biking in the Golden Triangle
In order to increase accessibility and safety for cyclists, the BID regularly tracks issues such as pot holes, missing bike lane bollards, and street markings on the cycling lanes. The neighborhood now features approximately three miles of protected bike lanes that include 17th and 20th Streets, as well as G, L, and M Streets. More lanes on additional streets are planned as part of an expanding citywide bicycling network.
The Golden Triangle’s dedication to environmentally friendly transportation helped the BID achieve LEED Platinum, the highest level of LEED certification, from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first BID in the world to be certified through the LEED for Communities program.
In late summer 2021, we installed five fix-it stations throughout the Golden Triangle BID thanks to funding from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). The stations include air pumps to inflate bicycle tires, as well as tools that can help with a quick bike repair.
Bicyclists can quickly access instructions for using the accessories by scanning a QR code on the stations. The first bike bar, located at Connecticut Avenue and M Street NW, provides a grab bar and footrest for bicyclists awaiting their turn to proceed through the intersection.
Fix-It Stations Offer Tools for Quick Repairs