The Holder kids could teach us a thing or two about civic engagement. More than a year ago, the three siblings set out to solve the problem of speeding on Upton Street east of Connecticut Avenue.
The result? DDOT did investigate, and it found that westbound travel speeds warrant traffic calming measures. It is recommending speed humps. DDOT’s Donise Jackson, a community engagement specialist, reported at the September 2018 ANC meeting that Upton Street could get two speed humps on the 2900 block. DDOT will need written agreement from the neighbors directly adjacent to the planned locations.
In her op-ed, Pilar Holder wrote, “We need a change because we would not want anything bad to happen to anyone.” Thanks to the Holder kids’ efforts, it looks like that change is on its way.