From ANC 3F chairman Adam Tope:
The next meeting of ANC 3F will be held on May 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM. Our meetings are held at The Methodist Home, 4901 Connecticut Avenue, NW.
Live streaming of our meetings (with new and improved audio) will be available through a link on our web site.
The agenda for our meeting is below. It is subject to change.
Approval of Minutes from April 2013 Meeting
Letter of no objection for the following liquor license renewals:
– Sushi Para
– Terasol Gallery & Cafe
Police Report (5 minutes)
Announcements / Open Forum – Opportunity for members of the community to raise issues of concern or importance to the 3F neighborhood
Presentation about Sustainable DC by Lee Goldstein (5 minutes)
DDOT/Urban Forestry Administration, Joey Perez reporting on the tree canopy, dead tree removal and replacement program in our ANC; also presentation by Anthony Jones about tree plantings (15 minutes)
Presentation by DDOE about the rehabilitation of Broad Branch Stream (10 minutes)
Discussion and possible resolution regarding the re-building of Broad Branch Rd.
Marlene Berlin reporting on the Sidewalk Gap Study presentation to DDOT. (5 minutes)
Discussion of filing of formal complaint against UDC with the Zoning Commission regarding non-compliance with the Campus Plan order
Resolution in support for a separated cycle track on Connecticut Ave. NW (see below)
– Financial Update
– Discussion regarding advertising in the Current Newspapers
Cycle Track Resolution
A number of people have asked for a copy of the proposed resolution related to the Cycle Track on Connecticut Avenue. Below is the resolution on the cycle track that I received from Commissioner Summersgill. My understanding is that there is a master transportation plan being drafted by DDOT that will replace the bike and pedestrian master plans that currently exist. Commissioner Summersgill’s resolution seeks to add a cycle track on Connecticut Avenue to this plan.
If you have any thoughts, please email us.
Resolution in Support of a Cycle Track on Connecticut Avenue
WHEREAS the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is developing a master transportation plan, which will direct DDOT funding for the next ten years or more; and
WHEREAS biking is the most efficient use of public space and fund for transportation; and
WHEREAS Mayor Gray’s Sustainable DC initiative has called for at least 75% of all trips to be made by walking, transit, or biking by 2032; and
WHEREAS All District corridors and arterials should be made safe for walking, driving, and biking; and
WHEREAS Connecticut Avenue is a major arterial road from Montgomery County to Downtown Washington, D.C.; and
WHEREAS Capital Bikeshare is expanding in Montgomery County, and in the District along Connecticut Avenue; and
WHEREAS separated bicycle facilities are safer than other roadway treatments, reducing crashes up to 90%; and
WHEREAS bicyclists using the 15th Street cycle track stated that they felt overwhelmingly safer when riding in a physically separated facility according to DDOT; and
WHEREAS a protected cycle track encourage bicyclists to use the road instead of the sidewalks; and
WHERAS 83% of residents in the area around the 15th Street cycle track surveyed consider it to be a valuable asset to their neighborhood according to DDOT; and
WHEREAS Motorists interviewed on D.C. streets with cycle tracks were found to be favorable toward the lanes according to DDOT; and
WHEREAS a protected cycle track would improve the flow of traffic, especially uphill, by allowing bikes to move at a slower speed without impeding cars; and
WHEREAS business benefits by having cycle tracks, with the first cycle tracks in the U.S. on 8th and 9th Avenues in Manhattan seeing up to 49% rise in local businesses, with 3% in the rest of the borough.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that ANC 3F supports the inclusion of a separated cycle track on Connecticut Avenue in the forthcoming master transportation plan.
BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that Commissioner Summersgill may represent ANC 3F on this issue.