Let’s Talk About The Met Branch Trail

  Support the Met Branch Trail at the upcoming public meeting on March 21st.Photo credit: DDOT DC
Here’s your chance to discuss the Met Branch Trail with DDOT— The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B will hold a joint meeting on the preliminary design of the Metropolitan Branch Trail from Brookland to Takoma Park on Saturday, March 21. You can attend the meeting to show your support for the trail. Representatives from DDOT will present the trail alignment and solicit feedback from the general public. The Metropolitan Branch Trail is a planned eight-mile, paved bicycle and pedestrian trail from Union Station in Ward 6 to Silver Spring, Md. The portion between Union Station and Brookland in Ward 5 is very popular, averaging more than 500 users a day. Design is underway for the section that’s north of Brookland. The new section, as currently proposed, will run along the railroad tracks from Bates Road to the Ft. Totten Metro station, then along First Place, Riggs Road, First Street, all in Northeast, and Blair Road, NW. Comments on the preliminary design, as well as requests for more information should be directed to Jim Sebastian at jim.sebastian@dc.gov. WABA will host an informal happy hour on Thursday, March 19th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Simple Bar in Brightwood. We want to connect you with other trail supporters, answer your questions so that you can feel prepared for the public meeting. WABA advocacy staff will be available at the happy hour to discuss the Met Branch Trail project or other advocacy priorities. We hope you can attend both the happy hour and trail open house. Metropolitan Branch Trail Open House Saturday, March 21, 2015, 1 pm to 4 pm Metropolitan Police Department – Fourth District Station 6001 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011 Google Map directions WABA Met Branch Trail Happy Hour Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6 pm to 8 pm Simple Bar 5828 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011 Google Map directions RSVP for the WABA Happy Hour Please help us show strong community support for completion of the northern section of the Met Branch Trail.