Alternative Transportation

Alternative Transportation

Credit: Flickr user Julien Henry. Some rights reserved.

DDOT head Gabe Klein is a friend of bikers. He has just finished his first year as director of the agency, and he made it clear from the start of his tenure that he's a proponent of "alternative transportation" (basically, anything that isn't a car).

Credit: Flickr user Julien Henry. Some rights reserved.

DDOT head Gabe Klein is a friend of bikers. He has just finished his first year as director of the agency, and he made it clear from the start of his tenure that he's a proponent of "alternative transportation" (basically, anything that isn't a car).

Bikers in the District got good news earlier this month when plans for a new bike lane on Pennsylvania Avenue were announced. And a few weeks ago the Washington Post reported that the DDOT's goal is to increase the current 45 miles of bike lanes in the city to 80 miles, while simultaneously and substantially expanding its SmartBike rental program from 100 bikes in 10 locations to 1,000 bikes in 100 locations.

Kojo and Klein will discuss the challenges area commuters face in all modes of transport on Thursday's show. Questions for the still-new DDOT director?

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.