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Summary of ANC 2B’s August 28th, 2019 Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee Meeting

Summary of Dupont Circle ANC 2B
Transportation & Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee Meeting
August 28, 2019, 7 p.m., Dupont Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW

Request for Traffic Safety Assessment at 14th and Wallach

Neighborhood resident Vicki Caudullo reported that the unsignalized crosswalk at 14th Street and Wallach Place, N.W., seems dangerous.  She reached out to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) about this and was instructed to contact the ANC. The crosswalk of concern is located on the boundary between ANC 1B and ANC 2B (2B09), so ANC 2B Commissioner/TPI Committee Chair Randy Downs (2B05) and ANC 2B Commissioner Ed Hanlon (2B09) agreed to work directly with the appropriate ANC 1B commissioner (Commissioner Dan Winston) in supporting a request to DDOT for a Traffic Safety Assessment (https://ddot.dc.gov/service/traffic-safety-assessment ).

Discussion of Locations for On-Street “Micromobility Corrals” for E-Scooters, Bikes, and Other Dockless Vehicles in ANC2B

TPI Committee Chair Downs reported that DDOT is building out on-street micromobility corrals throughout Dupont and the District. For background, in December 2018 as part of the rulemaking for dockless vehicle regulations, ANC 2B requested that DDOT establish these “micromobility corrals” to help mitigate the impact of parked dockless vehicles. These designated on-streets corrals are intended to provide a well-ordered parking area for e-scooters, bikes, mopeds, and other dockless vehicles which does not impact sidewalk space, reducing clutter and pedestrian inconvenience. These new corral locations will include the installation of bike racks and decals to direct bike and scooter parking in the curbside lane in the form of a “micromobility corral.” Each corral will be able to accommodate six bicycles and six scooters.  A micromobility corral at 20th and Q Streets, NW, is now operational. TPI Chair Downs requested that suggestions for additional sites in ANC 2B be sent to him.

Presentation on the Transportation Benefits Equity Amendment Act of 2019

The TPI Committee heard a presentation from ANC 2B resident Allen Greenberg, a volunteer with the Coalition for Smarter Growth, regarding the Transportation Benefits Equity Amendment Act of 2019.  The legislation would require employers who offer parking benefits to offer comparable benefits to people who decline the parking benefit. The legislation is under consideration by the DC Council:  http://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B23-0148.

Update on Ongoing Transportation-Related Projects

TPI Committee Chair Downs updated the committee on proposed and ongoing ANC 2B transportation and public infrastructure projects:

  • Safety Assessment of the Dupont Circle Traffic Circle: ANC 2B voted to support a resolution asking DDOT to conduct a comprehensive safety assessment of the Dupont Circle traffic circle and associated intersections at its meeting on August 14, 2019.  Once finalized, a resolution letter for DDOT that will appear on the ANC’s website:  http://www.dupontcircleanc.net/wordpress/ documents/resolutions-letters/
  • The H and I Streets Bus Lanes Pilot Project: This DDOT pilot project, intended to expedite the movement of buses on H and I Streets, N.W., roughly between Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street, N.W., is currently underway.  More information about this is available here: https://ddot.dc.gov/page/h-i-streets-nw-bus-lane-pilot. Past action by ANC 2B on the matter: “The District Department of Transportation’s Proposed H Street and I Street NW.”
  • The 16th Street Bus Lanes Project: Under the 16th Street Bus Lanes Project, first announced in 2015, DDOT has been working  to improve bus service and reliability along the 16th Street NW corridor between H Street and Arkansas Avenue, NW, with design plans that will include peak period bus lanes, ADA accessible bus stops, enhanced passenger bus stop passenger amenities (off-board fare payment kiosks, bus shelters, etc.), signage, and pedestrian improvements. More information about the project is available here: https://www.16thstreetnwbus.com.  DDOT is scheduled to complete the 100% design plans at the end of 2019 and implementation will start in 2020. One point of discussion among the committee was the plan to include both north and south peak period bus lanes and the peak hour restrictions on parking.  TPI Chair Downs reported that he has requested additional information and data supporting this plan. He also suggested DDOT hold a public meeting to bring the public up to date on the project.  Past actions by ANC on the matter, “DDOT’s 16th Street NW Bus Lanes Project,” “DDOT’s 16th Street NW Transit Priority Planning Study.”
  • Safe Routes to Schools and Parks: In June 25, 2019,  ANC2B adopted a resolution asking DDOT to support initiatives to make it possible for children to safely walk and bike to schools and playgrounds:  http://www.dupontcircleanc.net/ wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ANC-2B-RESOLUTION-Proposed-Traffic-Safety-Improvements-Within-ANC-2B-DDOT-MPD.pdf  Commissioner Downs said that parents have expressed their desire for this project and is planning to coordinate with stakeholders to move this project forward.
  • The K St. NW Transitway: The K Street Transitway is a project that will reconfigure one of the District’s major east-west corridors, K Street, NW, with vast improvements to benefit bus riders, motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT)’s goal is to efficiently accommodate multimodal travel and an exclusive transitway within the existing street right of way, as well as to incorporate streetscape and design enhancements through the heart of downtown. More information about the project is available here: https://ddot.dc.gov/page/k-street-transitway Past action by ANC 2B on the matter: “Proposed Investments in a K Street NW Transitway.”
  • 17th Street NW Safety Improvements: TPI Chair Downs reviewed the ANC’s  July 18, 2018,  resolution to DDOT requesting the consideration of dozens of pedestrian, cyclist, and curbside management changes on 17th Street NW between New Hampshire Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue NW:  http://bit.ly/2kAyMnS  He reported that DDOT has yet to provide ANC 2B with any improvement proposals.

September 4th ZPD Committee Meeting Agenda

ANC 2B will hold our monthly Zoning, Preservation, and Development (ZPD) Committee meeting on Wednesday, September 4th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW.

The committee will review the following zoning and historic preservation applications:

  • 1333 New Hampshire Avenue NW – Application for a PUD modification of consequence (ZC #74-10A) (2B06) – More information regarding the project can be found here and here.
  • 1461 S Street NW – Application by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. for a special exception under the use provisions for an area variance from the residential use requirements to permit a non-profit use in an existing, semi-detached principal dwelling unit (BZA #20104) (2B09) – More information regarding the application can be found here.
  • 1810 16th Street NW – Application by the Universalist National Memorial Church for a modification of consequence to conditions No. 1 and No. 2 in BZA Order No. 18471A in order to permit an increase in the total number of performances allowed per year and to modify the time limit of the Order from 6 years to ten years in an existing building (BZA #18471-B) (2B09) – More information regarding the application can be found here.
  • 1727 S Street NW – Concept / rear addition (HPRB #19-492) (2B01) – More information regarding the application can be found here.
  • 1630 Riggs Place NW – Concept / rear canopy addition over existing balcony (HPRB #19-543) (2B04) More information regarding the application can be found here.
  • 1733 16th Street NW – Lot subdivision (HPRB #19-497) (2B04) – More information regarding the application can be found here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to the single member district commissioner associated with the project and ZPD Committee Chair Aaron Landry at: 2B04@anc.dc.gov.

August 28th TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

ANC 2B will hold its next Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting on Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW.

The agenda includes:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to your single member district commissioner and TPI Committee Chair Randy Downs.

The purpose of the Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee is to promote a safe and effective transportation system for the residents and visitors of Dupont Circle and improve the use of public space in our neighborhood. The role of the TPI Committee serves as a forum for discussing matters related to the following and making recommendations to the ANC:

  • Pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and safety
  • Beautification, repair, and streetscapes
  • Public transit
  • Public parks
  • Curbside management, including valet applications, loading zones, the enhanced residential parking program, and visitor parking
  • Matters before the DC Council related to transportation and public space

Chair of the TPI Committee

  • Randy Downs – Commissioner 2B05

Vice-Chair of TPI Committee

  • Matt Johnson – Resident of SMD 2B06

August 7th ZPD Committee Meeting Cancelled

Due to the lack of new zoning and Historic Preservation Review Board applications with deadlines before ANC 2B’s regular September meeting, the ANC’s Zoning, Preservation, and Development (ZPD) Committee has cancelled its August meeting, which was previously scheduled for Wednesday, August 7th.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please reach out to your single member district commissioner.

July 24th TPI Committee Meeting Cancelled

Due to summer vacations and the lack of pressing issues, ANC 2B’s Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee has cancelled its July meeting, which was previously scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please reach out to your single member district commissioner and TPI Committee Chair Randy Downs at: 2B05@anc.dc.gov.