Tonight’s Park View UNC Meeting Focuses on Streets/DDOT
I know that there are a good number of people in the neighborhood who care about sidewalks, street configuration, bike lanes, trees, and traffic. I’ve definitely been among them by advocating for a reconfiguration for Park Place, looking for ways to add more trees to treeless blocks, and asking DDOT for a long-term plan to address a number of challenges that can’t be accomplished quickly, such as the tree desert we have in the heart of the neighborhood.
Tonight, the Park View United Neighborhood Coalition has organized a meeting that will include DDOT representatives where these issues and more can be discussed. The meeting will be held at the Park View Recreation Center and begins at 7 pm.
Below is the announcement from from the Park View listserv:
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This coming Wednesday, June 3rd, the Park View United Neighborhood Coalition (UNC) has invited speakers from DDOT and the Great Streets program to talk about long-term street planning in our area.
We had initially hoped these speakers could discuss 1) a streetscape plan for Park View that would include widening sidewalks, installing tree boxes, placement of bike lanes, and safety features, as well as 2) past and future opportunities created by the Great Streets program.
Unfortunately, we have learned that contrary to last year’s assertions by DDOT officials, there is no current work being done on a streetscape plan for Park View. The Great Streets program is also not doing work in Park View in the near future (this was less of a surprise to us).
This news makes it all the more important for neighbors to come together at this meeting to talk with city officials about the future of our streets and sidewalks. Representatives from the Mayor’s Office and Councilmember Nadeau will also be present at this meeting, which can help move the discussion forward.
In addition, I would like to note that a representative from the Mayor’s constituent services office will attend to take input from neighbors about alleys and streets in need of repair or resurfacing. If your block needs attention, I suggest you attend!