For the past year, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton has hosted quarterly community meetings to help DC residents better connect with representatives from the National Park Service. If you have questions or concerns about a national parkland in DC or how it is managed, this is a good opportunity to bring them up. In the past five years, NPS has made great strides to better accommodate bicycling and trails in and around DC’s national parkland, but we are far from done. Bring your ideas.
Date: Thursday, March 25 2021
Time 7:00 PM
Register: Email nortonEvents@mail.house.gove to register for the Zoom event
Congresswoman Norton’s district office is hosting a virtual town hall on the impact of the U.S. Capitol attack on D.C. residents, public spaces, and security
Who: All D.C. Residents
Speakers: Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, U.S. Capitol Police and others
What: A virtual town hall on the impact of the U.S. Capitol attack on D.C. residents, public spaces, and security
Where: Please email email@example.com to RSVP for the event and receive the Zoom link
When: Thursday, February 11
Time: 6:00 pm
This event is open to the public.
“A protected bike lane between Union Station and the U.S. Capitol Grounds on Louisiana Avenue would improve safety and provide a vital link between already existing bike lanes in the area,” she wrote. “Union Station and the U.S. Capitol are separated by multi-lane roadways with fast-moving traffic, which poses safety risks to the residents, workers, and visitors destined for Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, and points beyond. DDOT Has already constructed protected bike lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue NW and First Street NE and throughout the city. Filling in the missing link on Louisiana Avenue NE would help complete this network of bicycle lanes.” Read the full letter here.We are grateful to have the support of Congresswoman Norton for a project with benefits for countless DC’s residents, workers, and visitors. More updates on this campaign as it progresses. Read more about the proposal here
In a letter Norton released today, Tara Morrison, Superintendent of Rock Creek Park, says an Environmental Assessment (EA) is currently with the Federal Highway Administration for approval. A Finding of No Significant Impact (or, delightfully, FONSI) document is expected to be signed by FHWA in the “near future” and NPS is currently drafting their own, which will also be reviewed by the District Department of Transportation. “Construction could begin on the project as early as Fiscal Year 2015,” the letter states. While any movement is welcome news, Greg Billing from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association says the pace thus far has been frustrating.Read NPS’ full response here and the press release from Norton’s office below the jump. Continue reading
Yesterday, Tues., March 5, our Advocacy Coordinator, Greg Billing, delivered to D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s a petition you and over 2,400 others signed, asking for improvements to the Rock Creek Park Trail. A lack of any attempt to improve the trail’s well-known egregious conditions drove WABA to demand immediate action from the National Park Service and District Department of Transportation last month. Del. Norton is now asking those agencies for a progress report.
We are grateful for Congresswomen Norton’s support of the campaign to fix the Rock Creek Park Trail. Read the full press release from her office below the jump. Continue reading