From 2015 through 2019, there were more than 1,500 police-reported crashes on the section of Connecticut Avenue with reversible lanes. And though the lane is in operation only 15 percent of the time, 44 percent of those crashes occurred then.
Those stats came up during the July 13th meeting of the Chevy Chase Advisory Neighborhood Commission. Representatives from DDOT were giving commissioners an update on the Connecticut Avenue reversible lane study, which began last year with the collection of vehicle, pedestrian and bike traffic numbers. And DDOT will be giving another presentation on the data and next steps during the July 21st meeting of ANC 3F.
DDOT has completed its report on the roadway’s existing conditions, and it has come up with four possible concepts, three of which include protected bike lanes. Two concepts would retain one reversible lane. Two would eliminate parking. The next steps include modeling those concepts. That could begin this month.
ANC 3F’s virtual meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21st. Here’s the Zoom link. If you need to call in, 301-715-8592 is a local number you can use. You will be prompted for the meeting ID (958 7856 4871) and password (936357).
Here’s the draft agenda:
1. Call to Order/Roll Call/Approval of Agenda (5 Mins)
2. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
3. Commissioner Updates and Announcements (10 mins)
4. Committee Reports (Parks and Trails, Streets and Sidewalks, Housing, Grants) (15 mins)
5. Community Forum (20 mins)
6. Connecticut Ave Study Update – Charlotte Ducksworth, Commun-ET (15 mins)
7. Squash Club New Stipulated Liquor License, 4221 Conn Ave – Justin Rose (10 mins)
8. ANC Code of Conduct – (10 mins)
9. Approval of Q3 FY20 Financial Report – (5 mins)
10. Other Business (5 mins)