Councilwoman Mary Cheh has organized a public oversight hearing to address ongoing concerns and to receive feedback about the Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project.
The Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project widended sidewalks, improved lighting and reduced the number of lanes of traffic in Glover Park. The number of lanes for traffic decreased from three to two during peak hours and from two to one during non-peak hours. Select intersections now have left-turn lanes.
Prior to its implementation and thereafter the community has had an ongoing debate about the merits and benefits of the project.
In response to complaints, Cheh held a public round table on May 1 with DDOT about the Wisconsin Avenue project. DDOT presented some preliminary results about possible solutions and tweaks to improve traffic flow at the May meeting. More data is expected at the October meeting.
The roundtable will allow for comment on whether or not the District Department of Transportation's streetscape project met the goals of the 2006 Office of Planning Glover Park Commercial District Analysis Report, which were to "improve the safety, traffic, pedestrian mobility, and retail accessibility of Wisconsin Avenue," according to the meeting notice.
Members of the public and representatives of community organizations are invited to attend and speak at the meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m.in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.
Should you wish to testify, you should notify Aukima Benjamin at (202) 724-8062 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.