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Ask any bike commuter, and they'll tell you: D.C.'s bike lanes are not always a refuge from truck and automobile traffic.
"I'm a bicycle commuter who is also an amputee that lost her leg while commuting," Patty Collins says.
After more than six hours of debate, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a plan to add bike lanes on King Street on Saturday.
After months of wrangling, bike lanes are coming to a stretch of King Street in Alexandria, Va.
Bike lanes are intended to give cyclists a clearly defined area in which to move. The painted lanes also indicate to drivers that they can expect to see bike traffic in the area.
Dedicated bicycle lanes are already in place on L Street NW and 15th Street NW, but WTOP has learned that in August, new lanes will go into place on M Street NW.
There are more bike- and pedestrian-friendly improvements coming to Fairfax County and that could include a bike-sharing system.
Figures from the D.C. Department of Transportation show the number of bike riders has increased since 2004 when the city had 14 miles of bike lanes. D.C. now has 57 miles of bike lanes.
Sen. Ben Cardin says he is working to ensure funding for bike lanes and paths is included in a federal transportation bill.
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