Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DDOT Public Meeting on Maryland Ave Pedestrian Safety Sat., Jan. 28, 1 pm, at Sherwood Recreation Center


DDOT to Host Interactive Workshop for the Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Corridor Project, Saturday, Jan. 28

DDOT Seeking Community Input on Pedestrian Safety Improvement Alternatives

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is hosting an interactive workshop for the Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Corridor Project on Saturday, January 28.

As part of this interactive workshop, the project team will introduce various safety improvement alternatives to the community to solicit feedback.  The improvement alternatives that will be presented entail the reconfiguration of intersections, adjustments to parking, pedestrian safety treatments, transit stop relocations and amenity options, the addition of left turn lanes, bike lanes, removal of travel lanes, and landscaping improvements within the public space. The project team will discuss the potential impacts and gauge initial public support for each of the various alternatives that will be presented.

Members of the business community, residents and other interested stakeholders are invited to attend this meeting to view the proposals and provide input. The meeting will begin with a 30 minute project overview presentation and attendees are welcome to stop by any time during the scheduled hours.

The project study area is located between 2nd Street, NE and 14th Street, NE, and includes the roadways along the perimeter of Stanton Park. More specific information about this project is available at

What:    Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Corridor Project – Interactive Workshop
When:   Saturday, January 28, 2012,  1 pm – 3 pm
Where:  Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th Street, NE)
Union Station (Red Line) is the nearest Metro Station to the Sherwood Recreation Center.  The Sherwood Recreation Center is also accessible via the following Metrobus Lines: X2, X3, X6, X8, 90, 92 and 93.

For more information about this project or meeting please contact:
George Branyan, DDOT Pedestrian Program Coordinator


  1. I wish someone would look at the light at 9th and MD. It is horrible. I ended up stuck there so many times that now I just drive around it. The Maryland route should have longer green lights than the other two streets that intersect there.

  2. Went to the meeting -- can assure you 9th and MD was an agreed upon problem intersection at and they're looking at solutions!