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“The purpose of this study is to identify opportunities for safer travel for residents and visitors to the neighborhoods of Petworth, Crestwood, Brightwood Park, and 16th Street Heights”

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm 29 Comments

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a public meeting in Ward 4 to kick off the Rock Creek East II Livability Study on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Petworth Neighborhood Library (4200 Kansas Avenue, NW).

At this meeting, DDOT will introduce the project and provide opportunities to give your ideas for improving your neighborhood through interactive activities.

The purpose of this study is to identify opportunities for safer travel for residents and visitors to the neighborhoods of Petworth, Crestwood, Brightwood Park, and 16th Street Heights. The goals of the study are to enhance the community quality of life through improvements to transportation safety, connections to destinations, green infrastructure, and sustainability.

DDOT will work with members of the community to Identify specific opportunities to improve accommodations for people walking, biking, riding the bus, driving, and making deliveries. At the end of the study, DDOT will provide recommendations such as:

  • Enhanced pedestrian crossings
  • More accessible bus stops
  • Intersection safety
  • Increased green spaces
  • Attractive streetscapes
  • Signage for better driver information
  • Updates to traffic signal times, or
  • Speed controls in sensitive area

The study area boundaries are: Military Road and Missouri Avenue to the north; North Capitol Street and Hawaii Avenue to the east; Allison Street, Rock Creek Church Road, New Hampshire Avenue, Spring Road, 16th Street, and Piney Branch Parkway to the south; and Rock Creek Park to the west. ”

Ed. Note: I love that they included Amharic in the posting on Georgia Ave:

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