Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Rolling forward: D.C. bicycling report for September 2018

Highlights of BAC accomplishments in September:

The Sept. 5 bimonthly meeting featured discussion with DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. A full house of appointees and members of the public questioned Marootian about infrastructure improvements, Vision Zero implementation, and other ways to increase bicyclist safety.

BAC chair David Cranor and Ward 4 member Rachel Maisler testified at a Sept. 27 Vision Zero roundtable held by the Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment and the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety. Click the links to read the testimony of Cranor, Maisler, and the BAC’s official position. See also the in-depth Pedestrian Advisory Council testimony.

Individuals and organizations can submit written comment through Oct. 11. For instructions, see the hearing notice on the Council calendar page. Audio and video recordings of the six-hour hearing are posted here.

This month: October activities

Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee Field Meeting
Thurs., Oct. 4
5:15 p.m.
Ride from Farragut Square to 12th and Constitution
The committee will assemble at Farragut Square for a public ride to 12th and Constitution, where bicyclist Tom Hollowell was killed on Sept. 24. The committee will study the intersection to recommend safety improvements. Details and RSVP here.

Facilities Committee Rolling Meeting
Thurs., Oct. 18
5:45 p.m.
Wangari Gardens
Intersection of Kenyon Street, Irving Street, and Park Place NW
The rolling meeting will survey parts of the Brookland/Columbia Heights Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes project.

Save the date for the next full BAC meeting on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW.