Marlene Berlin, the pedestrian advocate for Iona Senior Services, will be giving a presentation about progress on the Sidewalk Gap Project this Tuesday, September 10th, at 2 p.m. at Iona (see registration information below).
Her talk is part of a three-part series on aging in place in your community. One of the challenges facing elderly residents who wish to stay in their homes is an incomplete sidewalk system. The sidewalk gap project was initiated in an Iona advocacy workshop last year, and Marlene will be reporting on the progress DDOT has made in acquiring the funding, staff and adequate procedures for closing the sidewalk gaps in DC.
The project included mapping Ward 3 sidewalk gaps and priority areas near schools, recreation areas and transit stops, as specified in the Priority Sidewalk Assurance Act of 2010, and a proposal for implementing the legislation. The community was also asked for their feedback.
Sharon Bauer, the technical adviser on this project and Marlene presented their report to DDOT in May 2013.
The talk this Tuesday is titled: “Prepare to overcome everyday challenges and thrive.” To register, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 895-9448, or visit Iona.org. Iona is located at 4125 Albemarle Street.