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Dedicated Bus/Bike Lanes Coming to Lower Georgia Avenue

October 10, 2012

If you drive, ride, or commute along southern Georgia Avenue, here’s something that should be of interest. I’m sure this will be particularly true of the many area bikers. DDOT is proposing exclusive bus lanes on Georgia Avenue between Barry Place and Florida Avenue. To assist them in designing the bus lanes and streetscape, they want community input in this process.

DDOT will be presenting two options.  The first is for exclusive shared bus and bike lanes north and southbound, with a left turn lane northbound at Barry and a left turn lane southbound at Bryant.  The second proposal includes the first, but makes Barry one way westbound and provides flashing yellow lights 24 hour northbound on Georgia at Barry and southbound at Georgia at Bryant.

According to information shared by Sylvia Robinson on the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force e-mail blast, meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and times:

The following meetings will be held with DDOT to discuss these options:

Monday October 15th from 5-7 p.m. at the DC Housing Finance Auditorium – 815 Florida Ave. NW (click on flyer above for details)

Wednesday October 24th at 7 p.m. (GA Ave Community Development Task Force Meeting) at ECAC – 733 Euclid St. NW (accessible entrance in the rear – call (202) 462-2285 if assistance is needed)

For questions on this proposal contact:
Wendy Peckham
Phone: 202-671-4581
Email: wendy.peckham (at) dc.gov

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H-ave At the H Bus for Crosstown Travels

December 10, 2010

When friends want to visit me in Park View, they ask: How do I get there?
My answer: Have a look at the wealtH of H-bus options:

H1: Brookland-Potomac Park line
Info: Weekday service only. West/South-bound in the A.M. at bus stops along Columbia Road; East/North-bound in the PM along Irving.
Connecting to Metrorail Stations: Brookland-CUA [red], Columbia Heights [green/yellow], Dupont Circle [red], Foggy Bottom-GWU [blue]
Download: H1 Timetable

H2: Brookland – Van Ness/UDC line
Info: Everyday crosstown bus. West-bound bus stops along Columbia Road; East-bound bus stops along Irving.
Connecting to Metrorail Stations: Brookland-CUA [red], Columbia Heights [green/yellow], Cleveland Park [red], Van Ness-UDC [red]

H3,H4: Brookland – Tenleytown
Info: Everyday crosstown bus. West-bound bus stops along Columbia Road; East-bound bus stops along Irving.
Connecting to Metrorail Stations: Brookland-CUA [red], Columbia Heights [green/yellow], Cleveland Park [red], Tenleytown [red]
Download: H2-4 Timetable

H8 : Park Road – Brookland
Info: Everyday crosstown bus. West and east-bound bus stops mostly along Rock Creek Chruch Road, and some on Quincy Street.
Connecting to Metrorail Stations: Rhode Island Ave [red], Brookland-CUA [red], Georgia Ave-Petworth [green/yellow], Columbia Heights [green/yellow]
Download: H8-9 Timetable

Fare: $1.50 (SmarTrip); $1.70 (cash); 75¢ (Senior/Disabled).

Georgia Avenue Metro Extra (Metrobus Route #79)

November 5, 2010

For some, the bus is something you never want to get stuck behind; for others, it’s something you never want to get stuck on.

For me, I enjoy the scenic nature of the bus, compared to the underground METRO rail. Plus, what’s not to appreciate about an efficient bus line. A what? Yes, METRO’s Georgia Avenue Metro Extra (GAME) bus line (Route #79) has limited stops along the same route as Metrobus 70 or 71 and serves as a great transportation option.

GAME Stops along Georgia Ave in Park View —
South-bound: GA Ave-Petworth Metro, then Columbia Road
North-bound: Irving Street, then GA Ave-Petworth Metro

❚ Service every 10-12 minutes, weekdays 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
❚ Same fare as a regular Metrobus.

Download the Georgia Avenue Metro Extra Bus Line Timetable [PDF]
Use the NEXTBUS for GPS-based arrival times. Select the Route: 79 Georgia Ave Rapid.

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