DDOT will be hosting a public workshop on the Rock Creek East II Livability Study on Thursday, April 28, from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Petworth Neighborhood Library, Large Meeting Room, 4200 Kansas Avenue NW, Washington DC 20011
The purpose of this study is to identify opportunities for safer travel for residents and visitors to the neighborhoods of Petworth, Crestwood, Brightwood Park, and 16th Street Heights. The goals of the study are to enhance the community quality of life through improvements to transportation safety, connections to destinations, green infrastructure, and sustainability.
DDOT will work with members of the community and key stakeholders to Identify specific opportunities to improve accommodations for people walking, biking, riding the bus, driving, and making deliveries. At the end of the study, DDOT will provide recommendations such as:
· Enhanced pedestrian crossings
· More accessible bus stops
· Intersection safety
· Increased green spaces
· Attractive streetscapes
· Signage for better driver information
· Updates to traffic signal times, or
· Speed controls in sensitive areas
DDOT will introduce the project and provide opportunities to hear your ideas for improving the neighborhood through interactive activities.
I don't know if this press release was sent out early by mistake or what, because it's not up at the DDOT newsroom website and the project website isn't live yet as it is reportedly still undergoing some final edits, but I believe the meeting time and place is set..
The study area i consists of the communities of 16th Street Heights, Brightwood Park, Crestwood, and Petworth.
The major bike facilities here are the Rock Creek Park Trail, 14th Street bike lanes, Kansas Avenue bike lanes. There are a lot of north-south options, but fewer east-west ones. Better bike connections to the area's only Metro Station (Georgia Ave/Petworth) and a bikeway on Missouri/Military would be my top priorities.