CFA 18/MAR/10-5


Pennsylvania Avenue, from 3rd Street to 15th Street, NW
United States

D.C. Department of Transportation
Bicycle lanes
Review Type


Dear Mr. Sebastian:

In its meeting of 18 March, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the concept design for bicycle lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 15th Streets, NW. The Commission approved the proposed design without colored pavement on the bicycle lanes or median, noting the importance of the avenue's design character as a prominent visual symbol of the nation. The Commission also recommended against the installation of reflective plastic stanchions, commenting that these would be intrusive and incompatible elements in this iconic streetscape.

The Commission delegated the review and approval of the final design to the staff which, as always, is available to assist you with the next submission.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

Jim Sebastian, Supervisory Transportation Planner
District of Columbia Department of Transportation
2000 14th Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20009