Story at a Glance
Citizens who live, work and play in this Northeast DC corridor are invited to come share their concerns and comments.
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is hosting a public meeting on Saturday, June 11, to discuss the Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Project. Citizens who live, work and play in this Northeast DC corridor are invited to come share their concerns and comments. The project team wants to know locations where pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists have conflicts or feel unsafe, and where both crashes and “near misses” have occurred. The opinions voiced by the community will help shape improvements along Maryland Avenue.
||Public Meeting for the Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Project
||Saturday, June 11, 2011
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Sherwood Recreation Center is located at 10th and G Streets, NE and can be accessed via several Metrobus lines including the X8 which runs along Maryland Avenue, and the 90, 92 and 93 buses on 8th Street.
For more information contact George Branyan, DDOT Pedestrian Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A website for the Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Project is in development and will be live on June 15.
DDOT is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, or gender, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964 or on the basis of disability as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact
George Branyan at (202) 671-2561 or e-mail email@example.com in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.
Project Background and Details
In 2010, City Council identified initial funding for implementing the 2009 DDOT Pedestrian Master Plan. The Council specifically identified several important corridors in the District, including Maryland Avenue, NE, that have a history of hazardous conditions for pedestrian travel. The Council charged DDOT with improving pedestrian safety and access and calming traffic to make Maryland Avenue a safer and more livable street for all who use it.
This project focuses on improving safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit users along Maryland Avenue. The study corridor is Maryland Avenue, NE between Constitution Avenue, NE and 15th Street, NE.
Concerns of neighborhood residents and others that travel the corridor will be gathered and combined with traffic condition analyses and field surveys to generate and evaluate safety improvements and design alternatives for Maryland Avenue.
This project will culminate with 30% Preliminary Design Plans incorporating improvements such as enhanced pedestrian crossings, accessible bus stops, geometric adjustments that support intersection safety, updates to traffic signal timing and traffic calming.