DDOT announced on September 16th that the speed limit on Connecticut Avenue and other major thoroughfares had been lowered to 25 miles per hour. Several outlets covered the change, including WTOP, WUSA9 and WAMU/DCist.
The Washington Post reported on the lower speed limits, too, but what caught our eye was the photo the newspaper used to illustrate the article online.
The photo, from April of this year, clearly shows the yellow reversible rush-hour lane markings that were erased from Connecticut Avenue over the summer. This image and the new speed limit are two of the ways DDOT has begun implementing safety recommendations from affected ANCs and its own Connecticut Avenue safety study. That study is currently in the design phase for additional changes including left-turn lanes, bike lanes and 24-hour parking and loading zones.
Whittle School owes millions: The Washington Business Journal has been closely following the financial and legal travails of the now-closed DC campus of Whittle School & Studios. Its most recent reporting includes:
- A DC Superior Court judge’s order on October 13th that the school pay $35 million dollars in back rent and real estate taxes. Whittle’s landlord can also repossess the building, which previously served as Intelsat’s DC headquarters.
- Teachers and staff still owed paychecks getting some of their back pay on October 7th. The payments amount to 50% of one paycheck.
Climate-focused media outlet Ensia reports on a “sustainability retrofitting” under way on the UDC campus.