The BAC welcomed a new member, as Casey Studhalter was appointed to represent Ward 7. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson swore in Casey at an Oct. 12 ceremony, pictured above. By day, Casey is a project manager for the U.S. Green Building Council.
|With Councilmember Mary Cheh by her side, Mayor Muriel Bowser signs the comparative negligence bill|
|Studying plans to redesign Dave Thomas Circle in NoMa|
The BAC attended an Oct. 19 public meeting on the Union Station Expansion Project to view the design proposals and prepare to submit formal comment in November.
|Ward 2 representative David Alexander|
|David Alexander, in blue Bike to Work Day shirt, studies the drawings along with former BAC member Randall Myers, right|
|Ward 3 representative Ellen Jones|
The BAC noted the mid-October completion of the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study, which recommends new facilities to improve bicycle and bus travel between Columbia Heights and Brookland.
On Oct. 27, the BAC attended a Capital Trails Coalition meeting, then testified at a federal roundtable on D.C. bicycle and pedestrian safety. Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton convened the roundtable to hear input from public officials and community organizations. David Alexander testified for the BAC alongside representatives of the Pedestrian Advisory Council, All Walks DC and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. In personal followup to the BAC, Del. Holmes-Norton said the BAC's comments were "particularly helpful to me as we implement the surface transportation reauthorization bill and see federal funds flow to the District."
Together with other members of the Capital Trails Coalition, the BAC attended the Oct. 31 opening ceremony for the Kenilworth section of the Anacostia River Trail. DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo joined other public officials from D.C., Maryland and the federal government to cut the ribbon and celebrate the connection that now links 70 miles of multiuse trails in D.C. and Maryland.
This month: November activities
The BAC meets tonight, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW, 11th floor.
Though members have an obvious scheduling conflict, the BAC is mindful tonight is also the Far Southeast III Livability Study meeting. A second public meeting is on the horizon for Nov. 19.
The BAC salutes Councilmember Todd for leading a Nov. 6 community ride to look at Ward 4 infrastructure projects.
The BAC is attending and/or monitoring these meetings: