MLK Ave & Good Hope Rd Safety and Connectivity Study

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is hosting a virtual public meeting to kick off a study of improving the Good Hope Road and Martin Luther King Jr Ave intersection in historic Anacostia. DDOT wants your feedback on what barriers, safety concerns, and access issues you experience at or near this intersection, and what opportunities you see for improving traffic safety, creating better connections, and getting people where they need to go. For more information on this project please visit mlk-ghrsafetystudy.ddot.dc.gov.

In 2020, WABA partnered with Lyft and Street Plans on a community workshop centered on this intersection. Read more about the a conceptual design inspired by that workshop here.

WHAT:  MLK Ave & Good Hope Rd Safety and Connectivity Study Public Meeting

WHEN: June 8, 2022

TIME: 6:30pm

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING rebrand.ly/MLK-GHRSafetyJune8

Webinar Number: 2306 540 0573

Webinar Password: June8!

Dial-in Option (audio only): 1-202-860-2110. Access Code: 2306 540 0573. The Webex system will prompt you for an Attendee ID, this is not required. Press the # key to join the meeting

Internet Coffee Hour

Brew yourself a cup of coffee or tea and come hang out on the internet with us for a bit.

Conversation is open—we often chat about weekend plans to be outside but also take questions about getting into biking, what trails are being expanded, and topics not connected to bicyclists (donuts are good!).

RSVP

Hosted by a WABA staffer, this is a great chance to ask any bicycling questions! Join us anytime between 8am and 9am. And you are totally welcome to join voice or text chat only without video.

Getting Your Bike Rolling

Has your bike been sitting over the winter? Are you ready to get your bike ready for the warm weather? In this webinar we’ll discuss what to check to make sure your bike is in good working order and we’ll perform some general maintenance to service your bike before hitting the road or trails. You’ll learn how to check your tire pressure, how to check your brakes, how to check your chain and how to make sure key parts are secure on your bike.

Register

If this sounds like a cool webinar, join us Thursday June 23rd at 6pm to learn more. Feel free to bring your questions where we’ll be happy to answer them and help get you back on the road. Can’t join but have questions? Send us an email at bikeambassadors@waba.org

I-495 NEXT Express Lanes Public Meeting (virtual)

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host two project update meetings on June 6 (in-person) and June 7 (virtual) to provide residents and travelers an overview of project construction and design updates. The meetings will include a virtual and in-person option, and will include a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Project representatives from VDOT and its partners will be present at the meetings to answer questions and address comments.

This is a chance to ask questions about and reiterate the importance of the new shared-use path being built alongside I-495 from Tysons Corner to the Potomac River and across the American Legion Bridge to Maryland.

Meeting Details                                         

Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Check back here for virtual meeting link

The project update meetings will focus on: 

  • Upcoming construction activities, including a preliminary timeline
  • Expected construction impacts
  • Project design changes and enhancements
  • New interactive map showing latest construction, designs and plans
  • Coordination with the adjacent George Washington Memorial Parkway rehabilitation project and the New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan

Tenleytown Multimodal Access Project Kickoff

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a virtual public meeting to discuss a multimodal transportation improvement project in the area near the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station (Albemarle Street NW from Wisconsin Avenue to Fort Drive, and 40th Street/Fort Drive NW from Albemarle Street to Chesapeake Street).

At the meeting, DDOT staff will provide an overview of the project, a review of existing conditions, a summary of related previous studies (including from WMATA and the DC Office of Planning), and information about the path forward, including ways that the community can provide input and ideas. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for residents to share their concerns and desires for transportation and safety improvements within the project area.

In addition to sharing input, the community is also encouraged to complete a short feedback form at surveymonkey.com/r/GC5JFFB. It will be open for comments through June 10.

WHAT: Tenleytown Multimodal Access Project – Public Meeting No. 1

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

TIME: 7:00-8:30 PM

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING:

  • Attendee Link: rebrand.ly/TenleytownMultimodalAccess-May24
  • Webinar Number: 2311 498 3517
  • Webinar Password: May24!
  • Dial-in Option (audio only): 1-202-860-2110. Access Code: 2311 498 3517. The Webex system will prompt you for an Attendee ID, this is not required. Press the # key to join the meeting.

Do you need assistance to participate?

If you need special accommodations please contact Cesar Barreto at 202-671-2829 or Cesar.Barreto@dc.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting.