(Here is my most recent post on this study)
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host its third and final public workshop in Ward 7 for the Far Southeast III Livability Study on Saturday, March 4 from 10 am to 12 pm. The purpose of this workshop is to present the final recommendations for transportation improvements in the study area.
This neighborhood mobility study is designed to enhance the community's quality of life through improvements to transportation safety, connections to destinations and sustainability. Neighborhoods in the Far Southeast III study area include Fort Dupont, Fort Davis, Twining, Greenway, Benning Heights, Benning Ridge, Marshall Heights, and Capitol View.
The study area’s boundaries are East Capitol to the north; Southern Avenue SE to the east; Massachusetts Avenue SE to the south; and the Anacostia River to the west.
The event details are as follows:
What: Far Southeast III Livability Study, Public Workshop #3
When: Saturday, March 4, 10 am to 12 pm (Presentation at 10:30 am)
Where: Nalle Elementary School, 219 50th Street SE
Livability is a term that refers to community quality of life as experienced by the people who live, work, and recreate there. DDOT will work with members of the community and key stakeholders to review recommendations for improvements 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
- Expanded bicycle and pedestrian connections
- Attractive streetscapes and green spaces
- Improved stormwater management
- Signage for better driver information
- Updates to traffic signal timing,
- Speed controls in sensitive areas
- Safety improvements around public facilities such as schools and community centers
- Safety improvements at public transit facilities (i.e. bus stops)