New Jersey Ave NW Safety Project Forum with ANC 5E and DDOT
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 PM
ANC 5E commissioners are hosting this meeting with DDOT to discuss in detail proposed changes to New Jersey Ave NW between Florida Ave and N St. NW.
The plan, outlined in this notice of intent, aims to reduce crashes and unsafe driving by removing one travel lane in each direction, adding a center turn-only lane, and adding protected bike lanes against each curb. The protected bike lanes will extend the existing New Jersey Ave protected bike lanes in place south of N St, link to bike lanes on Q St and R St, and the 4th St. bikeway to the north to expand the usable network. Making this change will remove all of the rush-hour restricted parking on New Jersey Ave NW, but add about 18 full-time parking spaces spread over the half-mile. Overall, it will make a dramatic improvement in road safety for people walking, biking, and especially driving here.
If you cannot make the meeting, you can share your thoughts with DDOT, using this WABA action page (note this includes other comment opportunities). If you live in ANC 5E, take a moment to share your perspective and a quick illustrative story with your ANC commissioner by email (contact info here). Keep your message short, respectful, and rooted in fact.
Meeting ID: 912 9963 1309