Archive for November 2020

Community Conversation on North-South Bike Lanes Scheduled for Thursday, November 12th

November 9, 2020

ANC 1A is hosting a special virtual public information and feedback forum with DDOT representatives regarding the ongoing Crosstown transportation project on Thursday, November 12th. The webinar will focus on the north/south portions of the bike lane project in Park View along Warder Street and Park Place, with future meetings to focus on westward expansion.  

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 12, beginning at 7 pm. There are three ways to join:

Bicycle lanes were first installed on 5th Street NW/Park Place NW and 7th Street NW/Warder Street NW between 2006 and 2010. However, many in the community have requested protected bike lanes in this portion of the project. DDOT’s Crosstown project provides an opportunity to reassess the existing street design of Park Place NW, Warder Street NW, 7th Street NW, and 5th Street NW to examine design options for protected bicycle lanes.

In order to balance competing needs for public space and to address streetscape and safety issues, ANC1A has requested DDOT consider making Park Road a one-way street to allow for parking on both sides of the street and to consider strategic curb bulb outs for street trees and to improve crosswalk safety.

More information about this project is located at https://www.dccycletrack.com/crosstown

DPW Reverses Course — Leaf Collection to Remain Unchanged this Year

November 5, 2020

Earlier this season, Mayor Bowser announced that the Department of Public Works would not be collecting leaves as in past years. Instead DPW planned to give every household they served bags in which to bag leaves for collection. While this plan was reportedly due to public health concerns related to COVID, it did not provide a solution for residents who do not live in residential properties.

Last week, the District changed course and decided to instead move forward with leaf collection unchanged from previous years. Bags are no longer needed. As of October 31, residents are being asked to rake their
leaves and place them in the front of their residence at the curb or in the tree box for collection.

Below is the map that shows the four collection areas in Ward 1. Park View residents live in Zone C. The collection schedule for Zone C is as follows:

  • Rake leaves out by November 22 for collection between November 23 to 28.
  • Rake leaves out by December 27 for collection between December 28 to January 2, 2021.

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