via DDOT

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) celebrates the opening of the Parkside Pedestrian Bridge in Ward 7, which will provide safe and accessible mobility opportunities for area residents.

Specifically, the bridge will more directly and safely connect the Mayfair neighborhood and Parkside development to its west with the Minnesota Avenue Metrorail and Bus Transfer Stations and the Deanwood Community to its east. Read More


June 23 Pedestrian Bridge Collapse across 295 Photo via DC Fire & EMS

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced plans to improve pedestrian accessibility across DC295 in Ward 7. In the next three years, DDOT will build three bridges–the replacement for the Lane Place Bridge, the Parkside Bridge, and the Douglass Street Bridge–to improve connectivity and pedestrian access for residents in Mayfair, Parkside, Eastland Gardens, and the surrounding communities of Deanwood and Minnesota Avenue.

“We are committed to working with the community and making the necessary investments to increase connectivity, improve safety, and build a multi-modal transportation network that works better for the residents of Ward 7,” said Mayor Bowser. “These three bridges, to be built over the next three years, are a critical component of this work and part of our overall effort to build a more connected DC.”

In the next three years, DDOT will build the following bridges: Read More


“Dear PoPville,

The Parkside neighborhood had sidewalks installed in March 2017 and for some reason they used a different material on only two of the blocks — 2700 block of Roosevelt Pl, NE and 600 Block of Parkside between Foote St and Roosevelt. The material disintegrated in less than 6 months. At this point we are either walking on dirt or gravel and the gravel gets in our homes, cars, and lawns and is problematic for pets. Dozens of complaints were submitted over the course of a year and finally we got a response in October 2018. Read More


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