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In this week’s column, Housing Complex looks at the issues surrounding a tricky service lane on Connecticut Avenue NW between Ordway and Macomb streets in Cleveland Park. To see just how dicey the narrow sidewalk can be for a pedestrian, we walked the length of the lane with a video camera in tow.

As you can see from the footage, our cameraman had to step into the lane three times to circumvent a crowded route without breaking his pace. We also see a bicyclist’s close call, and notice how quickly stollers and shopping carts become obstacles. Is it enough to reclaim the space for walkers?

Shot and edited by Matt Bevilacqua