Sunday, August 14, 2011

Notes from the Rolling Facilities Meeting - Far NE Livability Study area

Below are notes from the far northeast livability study area riding meeting hosted by Jeanie Osburn,  BAC Facility Advisory Committee (FAC) chair.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Picture This

As a companion to the the details of the Tommy Wells ride, below are pictures from the Thursday, July  28, 2011 Council Member Tommy Wells' Bike Ride for Better Connections on South Capitol Street.  The pictures highlight some of the issues with the corridor and well as shows the potential for the development of better cycling and pedestrian facilities.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BAC Facilities Rolling Meeting - Far Northeast

The DCBAC Facilities Committee and its Chair, Jeanie Osburn (Ward 5 Rep.), will hold its August rolling meeting this Monday, August 8, 2011 beginning at the Benning Road Metrorail Station at 6PM. DCBAC appreciates your comments regarding bicycling in the area and invite residents and bicyclists to attend.

The ride will explore the proposed bicycle improvements listed in the Far Northeast Livability Study and allow DCBAC to provide feedback to the District Department of Transportation.  This will give riders a first-hand view of the bicycling conditions in areas such as Deanwood, Benning, Benning Heights and Marshall Heights.

Tommy Wells Holds Ride to Highlight South Capitol Street Bike Issues

Council member Tommy Wells, District Department of Transportation (DDOT) officials, Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) staff, representatives of DCBAC and the public toured South Capitol Street and the surrounding corridor.  At least 20 people were in attendance, along with representatives of the media (Fox 5 and WAMU) who reported on parts of the ride. DCBAC would like to hear what the public has to say about this project and how bicycle access to this area can improve.

The purpose of the ride was to highlight some of the planned changes to this area which is anchored by the redesign of South Capitol Street and the replacement of the Frederick Douglass Bridge as recommended in the recently completed Final Environmental Impact Assessment.  The ride also provided an opportunity for the DDOT project director to view the sight for himself to see the current impediments and listen to the concerns of the bicycling public. Along with WABA, DCBAC drafted a letter in May outlining bike and pedestrian concerns that the were lacking FEIS, which included access to the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Diamond Teague Park and the implementation of aspects of the Bicycle Master Plan for this area.