Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Transit Tuesday: Capital Bikeshare Launches, Public Meeting for 14th Street Streetscape Project

EDIT: From an email I received from Mike Bernardo, chair of ANC2F's Community Development Committee:

On Wednesday, September 29, 2010, the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) will
hold a public community meeting on the 14th Street, NW Streetscape Design Project. The meeting will
take place from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Community Room at the Reeves Center (2000 14th
Street NW, Washington, DC 20009).

The 14th Street, NW Streetscape Design Project area covers from Thomas Circle north to Florida
Avenue, NW. At the meeting, DDOT will present its intermediary design, which was developed after
several public meetings in 2009. Public input on the intermediary design will also be requested.

If you are interested in the future streetscape design of 14th Street, NW, please plan to attend this

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In case you missed it, today was the official launch of the Capital Bikeshare program, which is being billed as the largest bike sharing program in the country. With an eventual 110 stations and 1100 bicycles throughout DC and Arlington, it may soon become one of the best ways to get around the city.

We've written about some of the details of Capital Bikeshare previously, including information about the location of stations in the Logan, Shaw and Dupont areas. And in case you're intimidated by the process of renting a bike, DDOT's got you covered with a handy little video.

Want more information? Check out Capital Bikeshare's website.

Speaking of transportation, we have been talking for years about the forthcoming 14th Street Streetscape project. And next Wednesday, September 29, we'll get the opportunity to talk some more. DDOT will be holding a public meeting to discuss the project on that date from 6:30 pm - 8:00 PM in the second floor community room at the Reeves Center, located at 14th and U.

I haven't seen an official agenda circulated for the meeting, nor could I locate anything on DDOT's website, but it's likely that DDOT officials will be presenting an overview of the project, timeline (to the extent that one is available) and other such information.


Bryan said...

Here's some more information from the U Street Neighborhood Association's website >>

There's two links to DDOT pages: the project dashboard, and the U Street Streetscape project page.

Hope this helps!


Mr. 14th & You said...

Thanks for the links Bryan.