Monday, April 9, 2012

Facilities Meeting - Rhode Island Avenue, NE (April 14, 2012)

Saturday, April 14, 2012, the BAC Facilities Committee will hold a "rolling meeting" along Rhode Island Avenue, NE. The ride will begin at Logan Circle around 1:00p go to Eastern Avenue and then return to Logan Circle.  We invite you to attend  to ask questions or just have fun on a ride. Please see a map of the route.

This ride is in partnership with the Friends of Rhode Island Avenue, a volunteer community organization that works to raise awareness of this corridor and to advocate for its positive redevelopment. The ride will have a rest stop at Rita's Italian Ice, 2318 Rhode Island Avenue (at Kerney Street NE). Rita's is a member of Friends of Rhode Island Avenue and will offering  a free cup of  water ice to all who join the ride.

The total distance is approximately 8 miles and contains sections of hilly terrain. Specifically: eastbound (toward Maryland), from about 1st Street NW to Summit Place NE and from the The B&O Bridge (Red Line Metro  Station and Metropolitan Branch Trail) to about 13th Street NE and westbound, from 4th Street NE to Summit Place NE. If you are unable to join us for the entire ride, feel free to meet us at Rita's or ride a portion of the distance.

This rolling meeting will ride along this major District street to show areas of development and road space constraints for bicyclists.  The  ride will also show that as a commuter corridor that connects the District to Hyattsville, Riverdale and College Park, Rhode Island Avenue does not satisfy the safety needs of bicyclists and does not provide proper signage that would allow this street to connect to the bicycle network.

We look forward to seeing you. For more information about the meeting, please contact Jeanie Osburn, Ward 5 Representative and Facilities Committee chair.