Most drivers in D.C. likely are familiar with protected bike lanes, set apart from car traffic by bollards or curbs. But during this year’s bike-to-work week, cyclists tried another tactic to draw attention to areas where the region’s infrastructure isn’t doing a good job of keeping people on bikes safe — human-protected bike lanes.
The question of who’s in the right here — the frustrated pedestrians, or the wary cyclists — is the subject of our latest What’s With Washington investigation. Who exactly should be on the sidewalks around here? And why do they suddenly feel so crowded?