News & Updates
You are invited to attend an update on the Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Project which will be provided to the public at the ANC 6A Transportation and Public Space Committee Meeting on March 18 at 7pm at the Sherwood Recreation Center. The agenda includes:
- Overview of the project to date (purpose, community feedback, environmental review results)
- Temporary pilot project (design, evaluation measures, timeline, cost)
- Plans for permanent changes (design, timeline, cost)
- Opportunity for public questions and input
In 2010, City Council identified initial funding for implementing the 2009 DDOT Pedestrian Master Plan. The Council specifically identified several important corridors in the District, including Maryland Avenue, NE, that have a history of hazardous conditions for pedestrian travel. The Council charged DDOT with improving pedestrian safety and access and calming traffic to make Maryland Avenue a safer and more livable street for all who use it.
Throughout 2011 and early 2012, this project developed a series of roadway operation and design alternatives focused on improving safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit users along Maryland Avenue. The study corridor is Maryland Avenue, NE between Constitution Avenue, NE and 15th Street, NE (see project area map). Concerns of neighborhood residents and others that travel the corridor were gathered through a series of public meetings as well as an interactive map and comment form, found here (Project Input). The design alternatives developed may be seen here: (Schedule & Resources).