Let’s Put Protected Bike Lanes on Penn Ave West of the White House!

On Thursday, June 27,  DDOT is hosting a public meeting to share early plans for complete reconstruction of Pennsylvania Ave NW west of the White House. The project aims to calm traffic, add protected bike lanes, expand sidewalks, and dramatically improve intersection safety for everyone.

Though there is strong support for this project, we need your help to make sure it delivers high quality protected bike lanes on an urgent timeline. Sign up below to let us know you’re coming and stay in the loop on next steps.

For more on this project, see the project page.

Details:

  • Date: June 27, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: West End Library, 2301 L Street NW

Show up for a protected bike lane on Florida Ave NE

Florida Ave NE is a deadly place to bike and walk (Source Google Street View)

On Thursday, June 20, DDOT is holding a meeting to share their immediate plans for making Florida Ave NE safer for biking, and we want you to be there. While it might sound a lot like the same old DDOT process, we think that this meeting could be the beginning of a paradigm shift for the agency.

DDOT has the opportunity to build a mile of protected bike lanes, safe pedestrian crossings, wider sidewalks, and make it much harder to speed on Florida Ave—and to build it all in the next few months.

What: Florida Avenue NE Interim Safety Improvement Open House
When: Thursday, June 20, 2019; 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: New Samaritan Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall; 1100 Florida Avenue NE

In short, on Thursday we will see plans for dramatic changes to a chronically dangerous corridor and a peek at a new, fast and urgent approach to fixing others.That is a very big deal. Will you be there?

Changing a street’s design to make it safe and accessible for everyone often requires studies, ANC meetings, more project meetings, public input, time for design changes, budget delays. All told, it can take years or a decade to build.

But what we are hearing from inside DDOT about Florida Ave NE sounds different. And at a time when the city has so obviously failed to act fast enough to prevent devastating crashes,  we need different.

DDOT is moving. But we need to show up and show support this plan for a mile of protected bike lanes on Florida Avenue NE, between 2nd Street and 14th Street/H Street NE.

Ride to the new Fields at RFK

Have you seen the new playing fields and park space RFK Stadium? Join the the DC Bike Ambassador on this short and fun ride to find out what new things are opening just off one of our favorite trails.

This ride is only 3.3 miles on a paved trail. It is open to all ages and kids are encouraged to attend to experience the fun playground at RFK Fields Complex.  Bike racks are available at complex to secure bikes. We will meet at Anacostia Drive and Good Hope Road in Anacostia Park and take the Anacostia River Trail to the RFK Stadium Parking lot. There we will talk about what the new complex will provide for the community and visitors.