Washington, DC

Thanks to Audrey for sending: “It runs the length of Woodley Place, which is a one-way street on which the traffic changes directions at Woodley Rd. It’s one-way north-bound from Calvert Street to Woodley Rd (shown in the photo) and one-way south-bound from Cathedral Ave to Woodley Rd. The bike lane configurations are different on each segment of the street.” Read More

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2900 block of Connecticut Ave, NW photo by Joseph Motta

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department, Second District announce that on April 12, 2019, approx. 1715 hours, the Second District responded to a call for a suspicious package in the 2900 block Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. Vehicles and pedestrian traffic were ceased in all directions in the 2700 to 3300 block of Connecticut Avenue Northwest. Subsequently, the suspicious package was deemed to be safe, and all vehicles and pedestrian traffic have been restored.”

From MPD:

“At approximately 5:15 PM, members of the Third District attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2600 block of 11th Street NW. The vehicle, which was determined to have been reported stolen, fled from the scene of the traffic stop and was last seen heading towards Columbia Heights.

Additional units responded to the area to search for the vehicle and located it traveling northbound on 14th Street NW. When the vehicle observed the marked MPD units, it again attempted to flee but struck 2 metro buses. Read More

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3001 Connecticut Ave., NW

“Dear PoPville,

The Zoo fencing plan is back at the National Capital Planning Commission.  The TSA-style security gate is gone from the front entrance (yay!), but the ridiculous fencing everywhere else remains.  Comments are due by noon on Wednesday!

Here’s what I got from NCPC:

At its Thursday, March 7 meeting NCPC will review revised preliminary and final site development plans for supplemental perimeter fencing at the National Zoo.

The project was original submitted for approval in July 2018, when the Commission postponed action due to outstanding questions from the public and Commission regarding the need for the enhanced security measures. The Smithsonian Institution indicated that this revised submission responds to feedback received from local leaders, civic groups, and the public. Major changes include the elimination of permanent security screening pavilions from further consideration.

The Executive Director’s Recommendation is available online, as is the final agenda. Both may also be accessed from https://www.ncpc.gov/. The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm and be streamed live at https://www.ncpc.gov/live/.

If you wish to provide comments on this revised submission, or register to speak on the submission, you may do so through noon on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Further information is available here: https://www.ncpc.gov/participate/guidelines/.

NCPC Office of the Secretariat

And here’s a copy of what I just submitted: Read More

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