Bike Safety

  • Lesson PlanBICYCLISTS:
    Map Your Route

For bicyclists, sharing the streets with streetcars can sometimes lead to problems. Bicycle tires getting stuck in the streetcar tracks is a common occurrence. Cyclists are more likely to crash when crossing the tracks at an angle less than 90 degrees. Check out DDOT’s Jim Sebastian demonstrating the proper way for bicyclists to share the road with streetcars in this bicyclist safety video:

 

Map Your Route is a quick map resource for cyclists to choose alternate routes to H Street. It also includes DC Streetcar stops and Capital Bikeshare locations along the H/Benning Line. Download a copy here.

Have a safe and enjoyable time as you travel along the H/Benning Line corridor. Follow our safety tips:

  • Be a safe cyclist. Wear a helmet while biking.
  • Avoid getting your wheel stuck. Cross tracks at a right angle, or just walk your bike across.
  • Consider an alternate route to using H Street and Benning Road NE. G and I Streets have contraflow
    bike lanes, allowing for two-way bicycle travel that is safer than riding parallel to the tracks on H. Gales
    Street NE is an alternate route to Benning Road.
  • When riding your bicycle on a sidewalk, slow down and yield to pedestrians.

 

DCStreetcar Bike Alternative Map accordian