Over 150 DC residents have signed a petition asking DDOT to fully implement their traffic calming plan for 1st Street NW. The plan calls for curb extensions at each of nine intersections on the street from Florida Ave to Bryant St and is intended to improve stop sign compliance and lower speeds on this important pedestrian and bike corridor.
The petition comes in response to an ANC 5E resolution encouraging implementation on 1st St north of Rhode Island Ave, but asking for an exemption from the measures at the intersections of 1st and R St and 1st and Randolph Pl. The opposition stems from concerns over the loss of two regulation-violating parking spaces at those intersections.
Signers come predominantly from Bloomingdale residents themselves, with support from those in other ANC5E districts and community members broadly who use 1st Street.
Additional residents wishing to join can add their name at the form at the bottom of this page.
The petition text reads:
We want traffic calming on ALL 9 First Street intersections — no exemptions. The safety of thousands of neighbors is more important than two parking spots.
ANC 5E06 (Includes Bloomingdale South of Randolph Pl)
ANC 5E07 (Bloomingdale Between Randolph Pl and U St)
Nadia Van De Walle
ANC 5E08 (Bloomingdale Between U St and Adams St)
ANC 5E09 (Includes Bloomingdale North of Adams St)
Friends of Bloomingdale
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