Last June, Mayor Bowser and DDOT announced new “slow streets” around the District where the speed limits would be lowered to 15 miles per hour and vehicle traffic would be limited – all to allow pedestrians and other road users to use the street for physically-distant recreation and travel.
In our neighborhood, there are now slow streets on Davenport, Yuma and 36th Streets NW. The slow street on 36th between Reno Road and Connecticut Avenue was among the first to be announced, and as far as we know, the first to be installed.
Within a few months, the barriers were still standing, but missing the speed limit and “Local Traffic Only” signs.
Those sad looking barriers have been replaced.
And new signs have been added along 36th.
Have you seen any changes on the other slow streets?