A DC Service Request, see request below, has been submitted to revise the existing blue 'local destination sign', sign no. V10905, on the C Street, NE median just west of 17th Street. Note: currently this sign is directed towards motorist, not pedestrians or cyclists.
DC Service Request #2057886
The service request, submitted to DDOT, is to revise/update the 'local destinations' from "Downtown" (east sign face) to community based destinations, such as: "Eastern Market" and "Lincoln Park" (pointing toward North Carolina Ave) and "Stanton Park" (pointing straight on C Street). The service requested also recommends adding "Anacostia Riverwalk Trail" to the west sign face.
Existing East Sign Face (Arrow points towards North Carolina Ave and Lincoln Park)
The idea is to change C Street's image, and subsequent neighborhood streets, from a cut-through corridor to reach downtown, to a residential greenway connecting the Greater Capitol Hill community to it's great outdoor spaces.
Update: Allan Fye DDOT Transportation Planner, Transportation Policy and Planning Administration, spoke with DDOT's Lewis Booker, who manages the 'local destination sign' program (those architectural blue information signs), about the above request and Mr. Lewis stated he is personally working with the contractor to get the sign updated. Mr. Lewis is currently working with the sign contractor to update the downtown pedestrian directed blue local destination signs and then will begin updating the motorist directed signs.