|This is from 16th Street. This part looks mostly done. The posts are much closer together than they are on L Street. There will also be a parking lane which will provide additional separation.|
|This is from directly in front of Caruso Florists, hence the flowers, maybe. I am unclear as to whether this section will also be protected by parking or whether it will just be protected by flowers and plastic sticks.|
|This part isn't done. They're fixing up the sidewalks, so presumably when that's done, they'll do the cycletrack too.|
|This is pretty much how the done part is supposed to work. One-way cycletrack, plastic sticks, and a lane for car parking.|
|This part doesn't have plastic sticks yet because it's not done. That probably explains why the driver is parked next to the curb and not in the parking lane. Because it's not done yet.|
All in all, for a work in progress, I'm pretty pleased. It's not done yet, so these are just preliminary judgments, but I would say that the design is an improvement on L Street. There are, unfortunately, still mixing zones and like on both L and on 15th, there are a fair number of parking garages along the way, so there will be drivers crossing the cycletrack to enter and exit those. Nevertheless, I think that the combination of the much closer together plastic sticks and the parking lane buffer, will make M Street one of the better pieces of bike infrastructure in DC when it's all done, which it is not yet.