ANC commissioner suggests "tunnels" as solution; Livability Study final meeting

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DDOT hosted the third and final public workshop for the Rock Creek East II Livability Study on Thursday, September 8th from 6-8pm (brief presentation at 6:30) at the Petworth Library.

DDOT's study team presented final recommendations for improvements to transportation safety, better connections to destinations, green infrastructure, and sustainability to enhance community quality of life.

If you're concerned about pedestrian and bicyclist safety, Sherman and Grant Circles and New Hampshire Avenue, I recommended you attend.

Notes from the meeting to come this week...

In a series of odd emails on the local listservs, ANC 4C01 commissioner Taalib-Din Uqdah wrote today that his solution to the safety issues in our area is to consider building underground walkways. (This, after he voted against the recommendations of the Livability Study before they were published.)

I'll point out that there are commissioners with good ideas on our ANC. This isn't an example of one, but if you agree that building expensive and potentially unsafe underground tunnels in Petworth and around DC is the solution to pedestrian, bicycle and motorist safety, or have any other ideas that may actually be reasonable, be sure to attend tonight's meeting. I'm sure all ideas are welcome.

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