Connecticut Avenue NW is a major thoroughfare for residents and workers in District, but the last time it was comprehensively studied for improvements was 15 years ago. The reversible lanes, the lack of dedicated lanes, and inadequate pedestrian and bike infrastructure are real issues that need to be addressed and have not been given enough attention.
Relying on partial studies from upwards of 15 years ago is not going to bring about smart changes to Connecticut Avenue. The corridor needs a new analysis of pedestrian and other non-vehicle uses with the goal of making Connecticut Avenue safer, more walkable and more bikeable.
Recently more and more Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) from the area have been calling for this analysis and these changes. Sign this petition and join their call!
Connecticut Ave NW, Photo by StreetsofWashington on Flicker.
Make sure to share with friends and neighbors and ask them to sign. If you live in one of the neighborhoods nearby, talk about this issue with your ANC! Reach out to David Whitehead to get more information and support - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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