Friday, June 28, 2013

Picture This - Monroe Street Market Section of MBT Opening Soon

This very short section of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) is expected to be completed some time in July or August according to the Monroe Street Market twitter page and TheWashCycle, respectively.
— Monroe Street Market (@MonroeStMarket) June 26, 2013
The approximately 0.1 mile section runs roughly parallel to the Brookland CUA metrorail station and the new Monroe Street Market development beginning at 8th and Monroe to a slip lane that runs beneath the Michigan Avenue NE.

Section of MBT @ Monroe Market
Section of MBT @ Monroe Street Market - June 27. A photo by Ranpuba on the @DCBAC Flickr Page
This Section of the MBT in April 2013. A photo by Ranpuba on the @DCBAC Flickr Page

This section of the trail connects the 8th Street NE sharrow with the trail/sharrow portion of the MBT that runs along John McCormick Avenue NE, next to Catholic University of America. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

BAC Legislative Committee Meeting - June 5

The June 2013 Legislative Committee Meeting will be this Wednesday,   June 5 at 6:00pm at the patio at Busboys and Poets.

The agenda is open but includes a discussing  talking points for council member staff and drafting letters for potential legislative goals.
     If you have questions, please feel free to contact the committee chair, David Cranor

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Monday, June 3, 2013

    Recap from NCPC Pennsylvania Avenue Meeting

    Pennsylvania Avenue by @Ranpuba
    The Wednesday, May 29 Pennsylvania Avenue Plan meeting was well-attended by those concerned about the safety transportation corridor, in particular, bicyclists who use the street's center-aligned bike lanes to travel east and west within the District's downtown core.

    However, according to the meeting’s National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) presenter, the meeting wasn’t about bike lanes.  Instead, the meeting discussed the alternatives to the current management structure of the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site plan. Under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the National Park Service must also hold this consultation meeting to discuss if proposed changes will have an impact on the historic resources of the site.  While this issue appears less than what bicyclists hoped, it actually provided an opportunity to discuss the corridor and provide suggestions as to how the street could be more inviting to its visitors and residents.