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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Bike to Work Day, Highlight Completion of 100 Miles of Bike Lanes

Thursday, May 19, 2022

(Washington, DC) On Friday, May 20, starting at 7 am, Mayor Bowser will be joined by the District Department of Transportation and the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) to host the annual Bike to Work Day with a pit stop at Franklin Square Park, where local leaders will be delivering remarks.   

Mayor Bowser will commute on bike to Franklin Square. Residents are encouraged to see various number of cycle ‘commuter stations’ at various locations across the city.  These stations make it easy for cyclists to participate, by providing a number of convenient locations in the across the city. 

At the end of her route, Mayor Bowser and DDOT will celebrate that the District now has 100 miles of bike lanes, including 24 miles of protected bike lanes, across the District. 

Throughout Infrastructure Week, Mayor Bowser is highlighting investments in infrastructure and initiatives focused on building a more connected, resilient, and equitable DC. In March, Mayor Bowser announced the creation of the DC Build Back Better Infrastructure Task Force, which will advise on priority projects to be funded through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Task Force is made up of experts from District agencies and external partners who will ensure the District’s effectiveness in securing and deploying federal dollars while creating projects that will impact residents across the District and generations of Washingtonians to come.

When:   

Friday, May 20, at 7 am

Who:   

Mayor Muriel Bowser 
Brooke Pinto, Councilmember, Ward 2
Ronnie Dampier, Chief of Staff, District Department of Transportation
Joanne Neukirchen, Executive Director, Washington Area Bicyclist Association 
Gerren G. Price, Acting Director, Downtown BID 

Where:   

Starting Location: Primrose Road & 16th Street NW
Press Conference and Bike to Work Pit Stop: Franklin Park | 1332 Eye Street NW
*Closest Metro Station: Metro Center Station* 
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 13th Street & New York Avenue NW*  

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of the media avail. To view event online visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.

Social Media:
Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Instagram: @Mayor_Bowser
Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser YouTube: https://www.bit.ly/eomvideos