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Written by Charles Allen   
Thursday, 03 July 2008

PedestrianTommy and the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be holding a public meeting and inviting public comment on the recently released final draft of the District of Columbia Pedestrian Master Plan.  The plan is a culmination of 18 months worth of study that examined all aspects of the District’s pedestrian environment, from policies to design guidelines to specific safety improvements in the city’s highest pedestrian crash corridors.

The Plan has two primary goals:

- To reduce the number of pedestrians killed and injured in crashes with motor vehicles; and
- To increase pedestrian activity by making walking a comfortable and accessible mode of travel throughout all parts of the District.

The Pedestrian Master Plan is scheduled to be implemented over 10 years at a total cost of over $18 million. The policies and design standards that are established and/or recommended in the Plan are anticipated to improve the safety and walkability of the pedestrian environment in the District.

Meeting Information:

What: Pedestrian Master Plan Public Comment Meeting
When: Tuesday, July 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: St. Peter’s Church, 313 Second Street SE (Ward 6)


Readers have left 3 comments.
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2008-07-08 09:58:14
Did this plan look at areas of SE that are not in the Historical District? For example, has anyone looked at 17th Steet, which is so busy in the morning (and the evening), that many of us take our lives in our hands when we try to walk across the street? I certainly hope so!

In the three and a half years we've lived here, we have seen three major accidents (and dozens of near misses) at the corner of A Street and 17th, including two that involved parked cars, totaling both of them.
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2008-07-08 10:02:31
This meeting is a review of the city-wide report on pedestrian planning put together by the Department of Transportation.

Tommy hosted a series of pedestrian safety forums earlier this year for the entire Ward, and the problems faced on 17th and 19th Street, SE were featured prominently.

You can read a copy of this report by following this link: http://www.tommywells.org/content/view/399/30/
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