Collision at Upshur and 5th Street flips an SUV and leaves one injured, one drive fled (updated)

Collision at Upshur and 5th Street flips an SUV and leaves one injured, one drive fled (updated)

Around 4:30pm on Tuesday afternoon, a dark sedan and a dark SUV crashed into each other at the intersection of 5th and Upshur Streets NW. The SUV flipped onto its side, slamming into a parked (and unoccupied) Subaru.

The article has been updated with new information.

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Bikeshare station pushback leads the agenda for ANC 4C and Illinois Ave residents

Bikeshare station pushback leads the agenda for ANC 4C and Illinois Ave residents

Residents who live on or near the 4200 block of Illinois Avenue organized a meeting on Monday night, January 7th to discuss their opposition to the proposed location of a new Bikeshare station on their block.

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Volunteer at Grant Circle for National Public Lands Day on Sunday the 23rd

Volunteer at Grant Circle for National Public Lands Day on Sunday the 23rd

Here in Petworth, neighbor Carol Herwig, who regularly cleans up Grant Circle, is planning a clean-up of the small triangular park north of Grant Circle on Sunday, September 22nd at 10am.

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Bicyclist involved in a July 4th hit & run looks for witnesses

Bicyclist involved in a July 4th hit & run looks for witnesses

Alex said he was riding his bike in the designated bike lane around Grant Circle around 7:45pm on July 4th when a green Jeep sped around him aggressively. The Jeep's right quarter panel ended up colliding with him, knocking him to the ground and severely damaging his bike. He received injuries to his hands and knees.

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DDOT to begin changes to Grant Circle on Tuesday, 10/24 (updated)

DDOT to begin changes to Grant Circle on Tuesday, 10/24 (updated)

The Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin to implement the "Buffered Bike Lane and Pedestrian Safety Improvement Plan" changes to Grant Circle on Tuesday, October 24th. DDOT expects the work to take 7-10 days. See the design and the Notice of Intent from August in the full article.

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Around and around: DDOT final proposed changes to Grant and Sherman Circles

Around and around: DDOT final proposed changes to Grant and Sherman Circles

The push for greater pedestrian safety has resulted in new proposed changes to both Grant and Sherman Circles. Some changes include new bumped out curbs, painted lines, signs and lane configurations on both Circles. Now DDOT is ready to make changes to both Circles, and presented their proposals at a recent meeting on Wednesday, July 26th. 

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Grant Circle "one-lane test" survey shows slim majority leans towards change

Grant Circle "one-lane test" survey shows slim majority leans towards change

It started with a traffic study and a Facebook post. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) closed one lane of Grant Circle to study traffic patterns and address neighborhood safety concerns. During the test, Petworth News asked readers for their thoughts about the test and boy did we get a response. Here's a look at the numbers, the traffic and next steps.

 

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Grant Circle goes to one lane on Sunday, 5/21

Grant Circle goes to one lane on Sunday, 5/21

The DC Department of Transportation is planning to test the single-lane concept in Grant Circle starting Sunday, May 21st at 6pm until noon, Saturday, May 27th. Learn more about it.

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DDOT presents three options for Grant Circle safety changes, looks for feedback

DDOT presents three options for Grant Circle safety changes, looks for feedback

DDOT presented an update on their research on Grant Circle traffic and pedestrian safety. Readers may remember Petworth News getting involved in the discussions surrounding pedestrian safety almost from the beginning of the blog, and pushing for changes to the Circle. Some changes have been made, but they’re temporary. DDOT’s now looking at three options to potentially move forward with after a test later this month — and those learnings will impact Sherman Circle changes as well.

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Things to do this weekend in Petworth

Things to do this weekend in Petworth

Yowza, the nice weather comes and so does a weekend full of activities. Here's a rundown of what you can do this weekend (hint, there's Stormtroopers involved!):

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DDOT meeting on Grant Circle status, Tuesday, May 2nd

DDOT meeting on Grant Circle status, Tuesday, May 2nd

DDOT has announced a community meeting to discuss Grant Circle. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 2 from 6:30-8:00 PM at EL Haynes Public Charter School, (4501 Kansas Avenue NW), in the gymnasium. 

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Help paint some benches at Grant Circle

Help paint some benches at Grant Circle

Join Friends of Grant Circle this Sunday, April 2nd at 10 am to help keep Grant Circle looking great! Last year, we painted all the benches inside the Circle. This week we'll tackle the benches around the playground on the north side (5th and Webster).  We'll deadhead the daffodils that have finished blooming and pickup trash as well. 

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