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A new look for the crazy intersection at 8th and K Streets and West Virginia Avenue NE.
Thank you @DDOTDC for working with us to close off this dangerous crossing & spur on West Virginia Ave at K Street NE! Now, let’s claw it back for some new park & green space for the neighborhood! pic.twitter.com/nlTGY31ooe
— Charles Allen (@charlesallen) April 24, 2018
What will the new triangular space become? User @MrTinDC has a great idea:
Would be a great spot for a @bikeshare station!
— Mr. T in DC (@MrTinDC) April 25, 2018
It’s not technically Ward 6, but pedestrians were struck at 9th and New York Avenue NW yesterday (an intersection deemed one of the worst in the whole area, per a DDOT study). Pedestrian safety is a cause for concern all around town.
today a driver crashed onto a sidewalk and injured 4 people https://t.co/bpfk0XE1Uv
— sharrowsDC (@sharrowsDC) April 24, 2018
Is it time to revive this post from November, about the worst intersections around the neighborhood? I think so. Leave us a comment with your candidates for Worst Greater Capitol Hill Area intersections. We’ll take anything conterminous with Ward 6. It’s also time to realize that Vision Zero is not working –and not just at a local level, but at a national level. Enforcement needs to happen, but it’s clearly not enough. How about making cities less welcoming of so many cars? If we also have better and more reliable transportation, people might leave their cars behind more often.
Hmm. Ribbon-cutting canceled for Reservation 13. Maybe it doesn’t mean anything in particular, but why does the DC government occasionally behave in a manner that makes you question their motives? (More background here)
Just received call from @DMPEDDC. Ribbon cutting for Reservation 13 cancelled. Something about not wanting to be “added disruption”. My guess is that @MayorBowser didn’t want to answers qs from @OConnellPostbiz @maustermuhle @WBJDan @AndrewGiambrone re #ObviouslyDC #HQ2 bid.
— Denise Rucker Krepp (@kdrkrepp) April 23, 2018
This is worrisome. Any WeWork members out there? How do you feel about this?
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) April 25, 2018
If you’re not following the Council of DC on Twitter, you’re really missing out on the fun.
— Council of DC (@councilofdc) April 25, 2018