Washington, DC


via Green K Street March/Ride

From a press release:

“Sustainable transportation advocates from around DC will gather on Sun., Mar. 31 at 12 p.m. to call attention to the need for safety measures, including a road diet, on K Street, an essential east-west arterial that crosses North Capitol Street. K Street is an essential through-route for bike commuters, including parents and school children, as it connects connects downtown and Mount Vernon Square to the bike lanes on 4th and 6th Streets NE and the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Organizers are planning a picnic, march and bike ride from the green space at 800 K St NE to 440 K St NW.

The ride is being organized by Safe Streets for Hill East and Near NE, Keya Chatterjee, and ANC 6C06 Commissioner Robb Dooling. They are encouraging participants to wear green and use the hashtag #GreenKSt.

“We believe the proposed road diet and bike lane will help accomplish the goal of a safe passage for people who live, work, and go to school near K St NE” said co-organizer Keya Chatterjee. “A safe passage between Northeast and Northwest DC will encourage walking and bicycling, which will in turn improve quality of life in our neighborhood, help meet our city-wide climate action targets, clean our air, and improve our health.”

“We are gathering Sunday to tell the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) we want more green spaces,” said ANC 6C06 Commissioner Robb Dooling. “The K St NE Road Diet would add sidewalk extensions and bike lanes from 6th St NE to 2nd St NE, making our neighborhood safer for the 86% of NoMa BID residents who commute car-free. We have been waiting three years for this street to become safer.”

Additional background:

Videos announcing #GreenKSt campaign:

https://twitter.com/RobbDooling/status/1107064270427164672

https://www.facebook.com/robbjdooling/posts/10214813065103067

K Street NE presentation: http://anc6c.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/K-Street-NE-Presentation-01.24.19.pdf

K St NE plans: http://anc6c.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/1.-K-St-NE-Plans-bike-lanes-south-side-parking.pdf

Safe Passage on K St (letter by neighbors): https://robbdooling.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Safe-Passage-on-K-St.pdf

Achieve happy streets with pedestrian and bicycle spaces: https://thehappycity.com/project/happy-streets/

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