A new, one-mile-long cycle track allows cyclists to more safely navigate the Irving Street “urban freeway” and enhances multimodal access throughout the area. The award-winning Crosstown Cycle Track was completed in just 14 months and provides the city with a much-needed multimodal east-west route.
Throughout design, Mead & Hunt implemented multiple innovative, cost-effective and sustainable design strategies. These included using permeable pavement, implementing bicycle signals and protected crossings, avoiding existing drainage structures, and coordinating with the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) existing repaving effort. These strategies saved DDOT significant time, money, and resources; reduced the project’s environmental footprint; and ultimately transformed the existing roadway to fit current and future needs.
The Crosstown Cycle Track project is a prime example of a successful and sustainable multimodal project that enhances public esteem and elevates the engineering profession.