Showing posts with label Transportation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Transportation. Show all posts

7.14.2010

ANC6A Transportation and Public Space Com. Meeting Agenda 7/19

Please note - DDOT will have representatives on hand to answer questions about the status of the Capitol Hill Transportation Study and proposed conversions of 17th Street NE and 19th Street NE to two-way traffic.

ANC 6A Transportation & Public Space Committee Meeting
Capitol Hill Towers (900 G Street NE)
July 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I. Call meeting to order

II. Introductions (5 minutes)

III. Community Comment (5 minutes)

IV. Announcements

A. A set of streetcar plans for the H Street/Benning Road line is available for viewing.

V. Old Business

A. Discussion with Mr. Terry Bellamy of DDOT and other DDOT representatives regarding the Capitol Hill Transportation Study and proposed conversions of 17th Street NE and 19th Street NE to two-way traffic – Mahmud (45 minutes)

B. Request for residential parking permit (RPP) restrictions on G Street NE and 9th Street NE adjacent to Sherwood Recreation Center – Mahmud (10 minutes)

VI. New Business

A. Consider requesting that DDOT extend Visitor Parking Permit Pilot to ANC 6A – Mahmud (15 minutes)

VII. Additional Community Comment (time permitting)

VIII. Adjourn meeting

1.25.2010

H St/Benning Rd Streetscape Construction Update Presentation

There will be an H Street/Benning Road Streetscape Construction Update presented by MACTEC Engineering & Consulting this evening at the monthly ANC 6A Transportation & Public Space Committee Meeting

Where: Capitol Hill Towers ( 900 G Street NE )
When: January 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm


The presentation will include:

Scope of the project
Progress to date
Projected completion dates for each aspect of the project
Parking issues
5th Street intersection issues
Temporary intersection closings and bus rerouting
Streetcar information

11.16.2009

Demolished Trinidad Car Barn


Greater Greater Washington has an interesting 'Lost Washington' post, by Kent Boese, about the demolished Trinidad streetcar car barn which was located on the southeast corner of Benning Road and 15th Street, NE at the edge of the Rosedale neighborhood.

10.15.2009

H Street/Benning Rd Streetcar Line to be First in DC!

The Washington Business Journal has exciting news that CM Tommy Wells has successfully persuaded Mayor Fenty to direct DDOT to have the H Street/Benning Road streetcar line (from Oklahoma Ave to 3rd St) up and running first, instead of the Anacostia line originally planned to be the first second generation DC streetcar line.

This is huge news for the Benning Road and H Street business corridors and all the surrounding neighborhoods who have consistently asked for this service. If the DC streetcar system can succeed, this corridor is place to make it happen! Now on to powering the cars, finding a location for a maintenance shed and yard and connecting the line to Union Station.

7.15.2009

H Street/Benning Road Starburst Intersection Design


Click on image to view larger version

Margaret Gentry (magentry@mactec.com), Community Relations Specialist MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, sent this information to RCA after folks inquired about the final starburst traffic patterns, see the above plan. Note, the plan does not show actual vehicular traffic patterns or turning movements, but she included a detail descriptive below to supplement the plan.

Ø East-west traffic on H Street and Benning Road will flow through the intersection in much the same way as before the construction. From H Street or Benning Road at the intersection, motorists can proceed straight ahead or turn north onto Bladensburg Road or southwest onto Maryland Avenue.

Ø Southbound motorists on Bladensburg may move through the intersection onto Maryland Avenue, or make a left turn onto Benning or a right turn onto H.

Ø From 15th Street – which is one-way north – motorists may proceed through the intersection to Bladensburg, or turn left onto H or right onto Benning.

Ø Northeast-bound motorists on Maryland Avenue may proceed through the intersection to Bladensburg, or turn left onto H or right onto Benning.

The major change from the pre-construction traffic pattern is that Maryland Avenue traffic will no longer flow straight through the Starburst intersection. The DDOT intersection re-design eliminated the Maryland Avenue flow-through to reduce the congestion of having so many heavily-traveled streets criss-crossing the intersection. The re-design, along with improved signalization and other measures, is intended to create a much safer and smoother-flowing intersection.

7.13.2009

Meetings for Metrobus Routes X1, X2 & X3

Dear DC Residents, Metrobus Riders, and Community Groups:

You are cordially invited to attend two public meetings that will be held in July in support of the Metrobus Benning Road-H Street Line Study. The project is sponsored by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in partnership with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), and will identify and implement bus service improvements for Metrobus routes X1, X2, and X3.

The purpose of the meeting is to hear rider comments, questions, and suggestions about ways to improve transit service along the Benning Road-H Street corridor. Also, the project team will discuss the preliminary results of the rider survey that was distributed on the X1, X2, and X3 routes on June 25.

Public meeting dates, times, and locations:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sherwood Recreation Center
640 10th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002


Thursday, July 16, 2009
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Marshall Heights Community Development Organization
3939 Benning Road, NE
Washington, DC 20019

The program for both meetings will consist of an open house from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm and a presentation and group exercise from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The meetings are open to the public, and no RSVP is necessary. The facilities are wheelchair accessible.

We will be relying on feedback from meeting participants to guide our study efforts to improve bus services for these routes. We encourage you to participate in this important project and hope to see you there!


Patrick A. Gough, AICP
AECOM Transportation
3101 Wilson Blvd # 400
Arlington, VA 22201
703-682-5016

6.30.2009

Zipcar in Rosedale!



Zipcar recently added a location in Rosedale at the northwest corner of C and 16th Streets, NE. It appears 2 cars are available and are parked in the rear driveway of 300 16th Street. A green Zipcar sign is posted on the house facing C Street.



This is great addition to Rosedale's already diverse array of transportation options, such as:

• B2, D6, X1, X2 and X3 Metrobus Routes
• Stadium/Armory Metrorail Station
• Multiple Bike Lane Routes
• Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
• Direct Access to DC/I-295
• Future Benning Rd/H Street Streetcar Line

Disclosure: The Zipcar logo and vehicle location map were extracted from Zipcar's website.

9.30.2008

Reminder: RCA Transportation Committee meeting tonight

Reminder: RCA Transportation Committee meeting tonight

Location: SOVA Cafe (1359 H Street, NE, 2nd floor)

Time: Tuesday, September 30, 7PM - 8:30PM


Agenda:

1. C Street, NE (21st - 15th Streets) Project (20 minutes)

Present Powerpoint Presentation
Discuss Traffic’s impact of Rosedale, Kingman Park and Capitol Hill
Discuss project achievements and goals

2. 17th & 19th Street Two-way Traffic Pattern Conversion (20 minutes)

Discuss forming a sub-group of interested neighbors to monitor and provide DDOT with citizen input for design and implementation

3. Nationals’ shuttle buses (10 minutes)

Discuss writing a RCA letter to ANC 6A, CM Wells and Nationals requesting the complete prohibition of Nationals’ shuttle buses using residential streets to transport Nats. Fans form RFK Stadium parking lots to Nationals’ Park if the service is continued next season.

4. 11th Street Bridge Project (10 minutes)

Discuss interest in providing information or creating a sub-group to monitor progress and provide input to DDOT

5. D Street, NE (1600-1900 blocks) Speed-hump Application & Petition (10 minutes)

Discuss progress - need volunteers to collect petitions (50% is recommended from each block) and submission

6. Anacostia River Trail Construction Progress (5 minutes)

Discuss trail’s progress

7. New items? (15 minutes)


Thanks,

Ken Granata
RCA Transportation Committee Chair
RCA Website
RCA Blog

9.18.2008

RCA Transportation Committee Agenda

Below is the tentative RCA Transportation Committee meeting Agenda. Please feel free respond to this post if you have additional items you would like to discuss.

Location: SOVA Cafe (1359 H Street, NE, 2nd floor)

Time: Tuesday, September 30, 7PM - 8:30PM


Tentative Agenda:

1. C Street, NE (21st - 15th Streets) Project (20 minutes)

Present Powerpoint Presentation
Discuss Traffic’s impact of Rosedale, Kingman Park and Capitol Hill
Discuss project achievements and goals

2. 17th & 19th Street Two-way Traffic Pattern Conversion (20 minutes)

Discuss forming a sub-group of interested neighbors to monitor and provide DDOT with citizen input for design and implementation

3. Nationals’ shuttle buses (10 minutes)

Discuss writing a RCA letter to ANC 6A, CM Wells and Nationals requesting the complete prohibition of Nationals’ shuttle buses using residential streets to transport Nats. Fans form RFK Stadium parking lots to Nationals’ Park if the service is continued next season.

4. 11th Street Bridge Project (10 minutes)

Discuss interest in providing information or creating a sub-group to monitor progress and provide input to DDOT

5. D Street, NE (1600-1900 blocks) Speed-hump Application & Petition (10 minutes)

Discuss progress - need volunteers to collect petitions (50% is recommended from each block) and submission

6. Anacostia River Trail Construction Progress (5 minutes)

Discuss trail’s progress

7. New items? (15 minutes)


Thanks,

Ken Granata
RCA Transportation Committee Chair
RCA Website
RCA Blog

9.16.2008

Bike DC Saturday 9/27



"Bike DC is a noncompetitive, community bike ride through 17 car-free miles of Washington, DC. The route is designed to be enjoyed by experienced riders, novices and families. So that participants may fully appreciate the adventure of cycling on car free city streets, Bike DC is a ride, not a race."

It appears, from the below bike route map, the Bike DC route will include Kingman Park and the Anacostia River Trail around RFK Stadium and parking lots. Streets along the route and cross streets will be closed (in intervals) from 8am - 12pm.



Disclosure: above information was extracted from from Bike DC website

7.18.2008

Rosedale Scores Low on "walkability", But We Can Improve!


Walkscore.com recently ranked 2,504 neighborhoods in 40 U.S. cities. DC ranked 7th overall (congratulations DC!) and the neighborhood "Stadium-Armory", which includes Rosedale, was ranked 26 out of 34 in DC.

Obviously, Rosedale has work to do to improve its "walkability", most notably safely connecting the Rosedale neighborhood with the Stadium-Armory Metrorail Station, H Street Commercial District, Ancostia Riverfront (and newly constructed Anacostia River Trail), Langston Golf Course, National Arboredum, Lincoln Park, Eastern Market, Rosedale (Recreation) Community Center, Kingman Park, neighborhood schools just to name a few.

Commercial and commuter traffic, "cutting-through" Rosedale neighbor streets, is the primary transportation issue jeopardizing the safety & quality-of-life for Rosedale residents while walking, biking or running in and out of Rosedale.

If you are interested in helping to improve Rosedale's "walkability", you are welcome to attend a future RCA Transportation Committee meeting, where we discuss, plan and implement grass-root collaboration with our neighbors, civic-representatives and civil-servants to make notable transportation improvements. Visit the RCA blog regularly for the next scheduled committee meeting.

7.08.2008

DC Seeking Artists to Design Bike Racks



The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in collaboration with District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Councilmember Tommy Wells' Office (link to CM Wells' blog posting) is seeking artists to create artistic designs to enhance the standard bike racks and create designs for unique bike racks that will be placed in various locations citywide. Artists are encouraged to incorporate their interpretations of the "DC experience" into their artwork. Artists may also wish to consider particular locations for placement of their work and create designs specifically suited for each location.

Artist Honorarium: $1,500
Deadline: Friday, July 11, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Download the Artistic Bike Racks Call to Artists.*

For more information or to request an application in HTML format, email Deirdre Ehlen or call (202) 724-5613.

Disclosure: above information from dc.gov, click here for full DCCAH release

6.26.2008

CM Tommy Wells Champions Mass Transit!

During yesterday's hearing on the parking tax loophole, Ward 6 CM Tommy Wells had following statement for numerous industry-group representatives, including: hotels, universities, hospitals, building owners, Pepco, nursing homes and Covenant House.

"You have to challenge yourselves," Wells said. "Are you hanging on to the last vestiges of a car-based economy?" He pointed out the excess capacity on the east side of Metro (like the Orange and Blue Lines east of Capitol Hill), the "steady stream of cars" driving through neighborhoods, and even held up his copy of Donald Shoup's The High Cost of Free Parking.

We'll assume CM Wells was referring to neighborhood streets, such as C Street, NE which currently carries 30,000+ daily west-bound commuter and commercial vehicles either heading for downtown destinations or cutting through Ward 6 to connect between I-295 and I-395.

Thank you CM Wells for your continued commitment and vision for Ward 6 as a "livable, walkable community".

Disclosure: excerpts were taken from Greater Greater Washington website. To read the full post, click here.