DDOT, on August 6th, announced the locations of more 15 MPH “slow streets” in the District, including three in Ward 3:
- 39th Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue and Fulton Street NW
- Davenport Street NW between Nebraska Avenue and Linnean Street NW
- Yuma Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue NW and Connecticut Avenue NW
The first of the slow streets was 36th Street NW between Connecticut Avenue and Reno Road. The others are to be installed by the end of August.
DDOT is collecting ideas for more slow streets locations and asking residents how the current slow streets are working for them. Here is the questionnaire.
Slow streets are to be shared by walkers, runners, bikers and drivers, and DC officials have said they will remain in place as long as the Covid-19 health emergency creates the need for more space to bike, walk and bike the city in a socially-distanced manner.