The new L Street cycle track has been getting lots of attention, but it’s not the only one to open in DC this fall. DDOT has also opened the first segment of the 1st Street NE cycle track, to much less fanfare.
The 1st Street cycle track will eventually go from Union Station north to M Street, where it will provide a handy connection to the Metropolitan Branch Trail (though there will be a 1 block gap). The part that’s been installed this fall is a short segment of only about 30 feet, right in front of Union Station.
It’s a bit of a mystery when this 30 foot stretch opened, but I happened to be at Union Station on Friday, and there was the cycle track.
Here are a couple of pictures: