Ward 1 & 2 Safe Streets Meetup

Do you want more protected bike lanes on your route or calmer streets in your neighborhood or commute? Do you want to see faster progress on safer streets and protected bike lanes around DC? Us too!

Come over to the WABA office for our Ward 1 and 2 meetup and strategy session. Get involved in WABA’s 20×20 campaign to support 20 new miles of connected, protected, and equitable bike lanes in DC. We will talk strategy, fun tactics, and next steps for solidifying support for campaigns in Wards 1 & 2.

Come meet community advocates, neighbors, and that person you only know on Twitter, roll up your sleeves, and get started! We will have food starting at 6pm and begin at 6:30pm.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 22nd
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm (we’ll have snacks ready at 6)
  • Location Name: WABA Office
  • Location Address: 2599 Ontario Road NW

Ward 7 Protected Bike Lanes Meeting

Join WABA’s Ward 7 Action Group to talk organizing strategy around the 20×20 Campaign. We’ll dig into projects and plan our next activities.

Let’s get to work for better biking in Ward 7!

Protected Bike Lanes on Fenton Street!

John the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, WABA’s Montgomery County Action Committee and your Silver Spring neighbors for a community meeting about three efforts to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety along Fenton Street and in Silver Spring. MCDOT staff will share details and collect feedback on:

  • Fenton Street protected bike lane study
  • Grove Street neighborhood greenway
  • Fenton and Burlington Ave intersection safety improvements

Since 2017, protected bike lanes have sprouted around downtown Silver Spring, making it easier and safer than ever to get around by bike. The Silver Spring Circle, a network of protected bike lanes around and through the core, is nearly complete, offering low-stress bicycle connections to many of the places people want to go. The last key piece of this bicycle network is a new protected bike lane on Fenton Street.

This transformation was possible thanks to the broad, enthusiastic support from people who live, work, and travel through Silver Spring. Please attend the meeting, add your support, and help make sure these projects make Fenton Street a safe and inviting place to bike and walk with thriving local businesses.

Getting There:
East Silver Spring Elementary School is just a few blocks from Fenton Street and easily accessible by bike, Capital Bikeshare and multiple bus lines.

East Silver Spring Elementary Multipurpose Room
631 Silver Spring Ave, Silver Spring, MD

Community Listening Session – East

What makes it hard to get where you’re going in your neighborhood? Missing crosswalks? Speeding Maryland drivers? Buses stuck in traffic?

You know better than anyone where the trouble spots are—come talk to us about it.

We’ll have representatives from the District Department of Transportation, DC Council staff, and a variety of community organizations on hand to listen, answer questions, and engage with your thoughts on how to make streets safer for everyone from toddlers to grandparents.

Bring your ideas, your questions, and your friends.

The challenges and solutions discussed will be presented at the Washington Region Vision Zero Summit on Thursday, March 19th, 2020. We hope to create a direct line for your concerns to 300 key transportation decision-makers from DC and region-wide.

Refreshments will be provided.

This event is primarily focused on DC residents of Wards 7 and 8. If you don’t live in either of those Wards, sign up for this Community Listening Session on Monday, February 10th, 2020.

Sign up below!

Community Listening Session – West

What makes it hard to get where you’re going in your neighborhood? Missing crosswalks? Speeding Maryland drivers? Buses stuck in traffic?

You know better than anyone where the trouble spots are—come talk to us about it.

We’ll have representatives from the District Department of Transportation, DC Council staff, and a variety of community organizations on hand to listen, answer questions, and engage with your thoughts on how to make streets safer for everyone from toddlers to grandparents.

Bring your ideas, your questions, and your friends.

The challenges and solutions discussed will be presented at the Washington Region Vision Zero Summit on Thursday, March 19th, 2020. We hope to create a direct line for your concerns to 300 key transportation decision-makers from DC and region-wide.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sign up below!

January Ward 4 20×20 Meeting

Let’s get to work on protected bike lanes in Ward 4! Join us to get involved in strategizing and campaign planning.

The Ward 4 Action Group meeting (Ward 4 20×20 meeting) primarily works on WABA 20×20 projects – bike lane projects across DC that are in some stage of study, planning or design, so we know they are possible. And we want them built by the end of 2020.

Sign up here:

Ward 8 Traffic Safety Meeting

Want safer streets in Ward 8? Safer access to schools? Better sidewalks? Fewer speeding Maryland drivers? Join us to get involved in strategizing and campaign planning.

Tell us about your experiences on Ward 8 roads, learn about youth road safety outreach, the Mississippi Avenue protected bike lane project, the Washington Region Vision Zero Summit, and the Vision Zero Community Listening Session on February 4th at the Anacostia Playhouse.

Refreshments will be provided. Kids are welcome!

Wards 1 and 2 20×20 Meetup and Eastern Downtown Workshop

Do you want more protected bike lanes on your route or calmer streets in your neighborhood or commute? Do you want to see faster progress on safer streets and protected bike lanes around DC? Us too!

Come over to the WABA office on December 17 for our Ward 1 and 2 meetup and strategy session. Get involved in WABA’s 20×20 campaign to support 20 new miles of connected, protected, and equitable bike lanes in DC. We will talk strategy, fun tactics, and identify next steps for solidifying support.

Note: for the first hour we will work through strategy and next steps for the Eastern Downtown protected bike lane on 9th St. NW.

Come meet community advocates, neighbors, and that person you only know on Twitter, roll up your sleeves, and get started! We will have food starting at 6pm and begin at 6:30pm.