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14th and U Street, NW

Been getting a lot of queries about the status of the 14th Street Streetscape project:

“The 14th st streetscape project has been going on forever. When will it end?”

Originally anticipated completion was “May 2019” but now the whole thing from Thomas Circle to Florida Ave is expected to finish in “Fall 2019”.

The floating bus stops and protected bike section down by Thomas Circle is looking good: Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From WMATA:

“Metro is advising bus customers of the potential for major delays in the area of Gallery Place this afternoon due to road closures.

This morning Metro was advised by the DC Metropolitan Police Department of a previously unscheduled demonstration at the intersection of 7th and H streets NW (Gallery Place) this afternoon/evening that may draw large crowds, closing streets to vehicular traffic. According to MPD the following street closures are likely starting as early as 4 p.m.: Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“On 8/13/2019, at approximately 9:55 PM, members of the Fifth District responded to the 2600 block of North Capitol Street, NW, for the report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a car. Once the officers arrived on the scene, they located an adult male victim laying in the street, unconscious and barely breathing. Read More

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courtesy revel

From a press release:

“Revel, a shared electric vehicle company, today announced it was granted a permit by DDOT to launch its fleet of all-electric shared mopeds in Washington. Through a close collaboration with the city, the company’s fleet of 400 street-legal Revels will roll out to all of the District’s eight wards starting this weekend. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

I am a busy DC parent who sometimes drives, sometimes bikes to work. I have a friend from college who was killed in DC in 2008 when a truck turned right through a bike lane and crushed her, so I’ve always been very safety-focused regardless of whether I’m on a bike or in a car.

I’m confused about who has the right of way after a car merges into the bike lane to turn right. According to DDOT, if you are a car wanting to turning right across a bike lane, the proper move is to wait for the cyclists to pass and then slowly merge into the bike lane before you turn right.
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A reader reports:

“So a drunk ass driver ran 2 red lights, hit 3 cars in front of cops who didn’t do much (until calls to 911 started, and people flagged them down) last night, and hit 3 cars total before hitting the curb to a stop. cars hit were on 2900 block of Georgia Ave, NW. finally hit a curb and stopped on the corner or Georgia and Girard. Read More

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