Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Existing and Proposed - C and 20th Street Intersection,

Existing Condition

Proposed Design


RobOnTheHill said...

Bravo for putting up this website.

This well-thought out and presented proposal will have wide-reaching benefits for the entire Capitol Hill community by reducing commuter traffic through the residential heart of Capitol Hill and will enhance DC's image as a green city that is bike and pedestrian-friendly and encourages greater use of mass transit. If implemented, it could be a showcase for other cities and communities and bolster Capitol Hill's ranking as one of the most livable

I love the idea of removing one West-bound lane and converting it into a well-designed bike lane that will link Capitol Hill to the nature trail around the Anacostia.

RobOnTheHill said...

Wonderful blog. What can we do to make this project a higher priority for the city? Should we put together a petition supporting this proposal?

If a petition would help, I’d be more than willing to draft it and have an online version and go around the neighborhood gathering signatures from neighbors who lack Internet access or do not use the Internet much. I understand DDOT and Wells have been fairly supportive and responsive to this proposal. As we all know, elected and appointed officials can speed things along when they see lots of names of constituents behind a proposal.

On second thought, I’ll post a draft petition in the blog and perhaps we could start signing up people during the RCA MLK event. If we get enough signatures, we could perhaps present during the next meeting with the Mayor.

RobOnTheHill said...

Here is a draft petition. I would welcome feedback, edits, etc.

We, the undersigned residents of the District of Columbia, fully support the C Street NE Project and urge our elected and appointed officials to promptly fund and fully implement said project no later than 2011. We fully support the following general goals of the C Street Project (additional details can be found at http://cstreetne.blogspot.com/):

• TRANSFORM C St NE from a minor arterial commuter & commercial corridor into a green and safer residential, multi-modal (i.e. cars, bikes and pedestrians) gateway for the Greater Capitol Hill Community.

• REDESIGN C Street NE into a residential greenway with at least one less West-bound car lane between 21 St NE and 17th St NE with more traffic-claming features such as sidewalk bulb-outs, more vegetation and an expanded bicycle/pedestrian trial that better links Capitol Hill to the Anacostia waterfront and trail.

• REDIRECT commuter and commercial traffic from the Greater Capitol Hill residential street grid to existing east-west principal arterial and commercial corridors.

• RECLASSIFY C Street NE from a minor arterial to a residential oriented collector.

• REQUEST elected and appointed officials to continue to consult and work with the local community groups on the details and design of the C St NE Project.