If you only blog about DC and DDOT twice a week, they're making it hard for you to keep up lately,
Three big projects are, or have had, meetings lately.
First of all, there's a meeting tonight on the C Street, NE rehabilitation. This project aims to - among other things - bring cycletracks to C Street, NE. The 30% design was released earlier this month and "at the meeting, the 30% design plans will be discussed to further refine the recommendations provided during the final design phase." That meeting is tonight from 6-8pm at Rosedale Community Center.
In addition, last night there was a meeting on the VRE Midday Storage project that "as envisioned, would preclude long-term plans for a multi-use trail on New York Ave between Eckington and the National Arboretum." But they're promising not to let that happen and their more recent designs give more reasons to be hopeful.
Update: Bike Specific has a good recap of this meeting.
While VRE still plans to use the Union Market tunnel to connect to the yard, VRE clarified its preliminary design regarding the relationship between the yard and New York Avenue by apparently reducing the required space.
Losing the tunnel is unfortunate.
Tonight there is also a meeting on the Rock Creek Park Multi-use Trail and Pedestrian Bridge over Rock Creek. The meeting will be an open house format with a brief presentation given by staff that will begin at 6:30 pm. Staff will be on hand to walk attendees through the concepts presented. It will be at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park Visitor’s Center. The purpose of the meeting is "to discuss the final design concepts of the Rock Creek Park Multi-use Trail and Pedestrian Bridge over Rock Creek. The goal of this project is to rehabilitate Rock Creek Park Multi-use Trail and Pedestrian Bridge to improve safety and visitor experience, as well as establish new connections to Rock Creek Park from the surrounding neighborhoods."