Friday, February 17, 2012

Walk this way

Information sharing.  Please come out and be heard.

District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is hosting a public meeting for the East Capitol Street Pedestrian Safety Project on Saturday, March 3, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Benning-Stoddert Recreation Center, 100 Stoddert Place. 
At this meeting the study team will solicit feedback from the community on the proposed improvements that have been identified to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit users within the East Capitol Street corridor between Stoddert Place, SE and Southern Avenue, NE.

Based on the findings of the Far Northeast Livability Study, the study will aim to address one of largest safety challenges associated with this corridor – the Benning Road/East Capitol Street/Texas Avenue intersection. Proposals to rework this complex intersection to ensure it operates better and more safely for all users will be presented at this meeting. As a means of traffic calming and improving crossing safety the study team is exploring the idea of eliminating rush hour parking restrictions along the East Capitol Street. This would allow four full time travel lanes along the corridor and permanent parking in the curb lane. Other improvements that are also being considered include adding additional pedestrian crossing signals to the corridor and safety improvements at Central Avenue and East Capitol Street.

The meeting will begin with a brief presentation about the study. Attendees are welcome to stop by any time during the meeting.

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