Category Archives: Transportation

Public Meeting #2 for DDOT’s Connecticut Avenue Streetscape and Deck-Over Project

When:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presentation starts at 6:15 pm

Where:

The Dupont Circle Hotel
Glover Park Ballroom
(1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036)

Residents, business owners, and any other interested parties are invited to the upcoming public meeting.

Meeting Info:

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host the second public meeting to show the public the preferred alternatives design of the Connecticut Avenue Streetscape and Deck-Over project on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.  Meetings will be held with the communities, businesses, agency representatives and all project stakeholders to generate public comment and feedback that will be incorporated into the project design to develop a plan that best meets the needs of the community. At Public Meeting #1 in April 2018, DDOT presented several concepts for the corridor and plaza. The comments DDOT received from the public were incorporated into a preferred alternative.

Please visit www.ctavestreetscapeplaza.com for more information on the project.

Project Background:

This project aims to enhance the vitality, economic opportunities, and quality of life for local business and residential communities in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Improvements to the streetscape and pedestrian infrastructure will create a new public space and improve multi-modal access along Connecticut Avenue from Dupont Circle to California Street NW.  A new deck-over plaza will be constructed over Connecticut Avenue between Dupont Circle and Q Street NW to provide a public space for everyday activities, as a well as a space for special events such as a farmer’s market, movies, music, plays, and art and cultural events. The Connecticut Avenue underpass will remain in use for vehicle travel.

Study Area:

The study area covers Connecticut Avenue from Dupont Circle to California Street NW.

ANC 2B Statement Regarding the Recent Killing of Carlos Sanchez-Martin in Dupont Circle

-This statement has been updated to include the name of the individual who was killed.

ANC 2B is saddened by the death of Carlos Sanchez-Martin on Friday, September 21st in Dupont Circle. According to reports, Mr. Sanchez-Martin was killed by a person driving an SUV while he was riding a scooter in the area.

“This incident points out that the District’s broad vision of creating a safe and efficient multi-modal transport system has yet to be realized and will not be achieved without proper enforcement, education, and infrastructure changes. As one of the mostly densely populated neighborhoods at the forefront of the adoption of the latest modes of transport in the District, we must figure out how to create safe streets for all,” says ANC 2B Chair Daniel Warwick.

ANC 2B takes the safety of community members very seriously and, to this end, has passed a number of resolutions related to Vision Zero in recent months. The Commission will be discussing potential next steps with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), and Councilmember Jack Evans’ office regarding deliberate and focused measures to protect the lives of all residents and visitors, whether driving, walking, or riding a bicycle or scooter. We welcome community feedback on potential measures. 

Please reach out to your single member district commissioner with questions or comments.

ANC 2B Seeks Input on Curbside Management

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B is seeking input from residents, workers, owners/managers of businesses, and visitors regarding strategies for curbside management in the Dupont Circle community to present to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). Curbside management refers to use of public curbsides to provide residential, commercial, and recreational access.

We would appreciate your input on our survey by 11:59 pm Monday, May 28th. We will be analyzing the results to inform a resolution that the Commission will consider at our upcoming public meeting on June 13th.

Thank you in advance!

October 18th TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

ANC 2B will be holding its next regular Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting this Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The meeting will be held in the order of the agenda below:

  • Welcome
  • Discussion of TPI Committee strategy for public engagement regarding the District Department of Transportation’s 17th Street NW cycle track proposal
  • Discussion of the District Department of Transportation’s Massachusetts Avenue NW streetscape proposal and public meeting

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

September 20th TPI Committee Meeting Postponed

ANC 2B’s regular Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting, previously scheduled for this evening, has been postponed to Thursday, October 5th, 2017 due to meeting space and scheduling conflicts. The ANC will be sending out additional information regarding the meeting time, location, and agenda closer to the meeting date.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please reach out to your single member district commissioner and TPI Committee Co-Chairs Randy Downs and Scott Davies.