Weigh in on DDOT’s ideas for Bladensburg Road NE
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Update: the survey deadline has been extended to Friday, January 20, 2023
Since early 2022, the District Department of Transportation has been working on a broad study of multimodal safety and access on Bladensburg Road, NE from H St/ Benning Road to the Maryland line at Eastern Avenue. After presenting concept designs at a public workshop in December, DDOT is seeking feedback and input on the concepts in an online survey.
Bladensburg Road serves many different needs with few alternate routes. It is designated as a Transit Priority, Bicycle Priority, and Freight Priority Corridor, so success is about finding a safe balance of priorities.
The good news – both concepts include continuous protected bike lanes from Benning Rd to Eastern Ave to support residents and businesses, fewer driving lanes for less speeding, and opportunities for more (& safer) pedestrian crossings. The big questions at this stage are about the broad questions.
- What is more important for each segment: bus lanes & queue jumps, rush hour driving lanes, loading zones, or full-time parking?
- Where should left turns be prohibited for simpler, safer intersections?
- What is the safest way to get people on foot and bikes across New York Ave? (not Concept 2, please)
- What is an appropriate speed and how can the road design encourage driving that speed?
- How wide should the bike lanes and buffers be?
- How far is too far to cross the street?
To answer these questions, DDOT has assembled bird’s eye maps of segments of Bladensburg, developed 2 or more concepts for each segment, and created a survey for your input. You can take it in as little as 5 minutes or really dig in with detailed comments. For more detailed maps, find the link to a high-resolution pdf below each survey question. The survey closes on Friday, January 20.