Detours, bus routes, street closures, and towing details for October 5th "Open Streets" event

Detours, bus routes, street closures, and towing details for October 5th "Open Streets" event

DDOT will close three miles of Georgia Avenue on Saturday, October 5th from 8am until 6pm for their “Open Streets” event, being held from 10am until 2pm.

Bus routes, no parking and towing enforcement will all be affected.

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Help make "Open Streets" great for your community -- volunteer!

Help make "Open Streets" great for your community -- volunteer!

Volunteer for the Open Streets project put together by the Mayor’s office and DDOT on October 5th and help make it a great event for your neighbors. You’ll get swag, a warm feeling of being involved, and will have time to enjoy the event, too!

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Georgia Ave businesses can now RSVP for DDOT's Open Streets meetings

Georgia Ave businesses can now RSVP for DDOT's Open Streets meetings

DDOT and District Bridges are holding a series of six meetings starting August 19th with businesses along the Georgia Avenue corridor who will be impacted by the closure of the road on October 5th for the “Open Streets” project.

If you own a business — or want to be involved — you should plan to attend one of the meetings.

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Georgia Avenue “Open Streets” event gets some changes

Georgia Avenue “Open Streets” event gets some changes

The DC Department of Transportation’s plan to close three miles of Georgia Avenue for an “open streets” test is set for October 5th. Since the Petworth News articles on the closure raised some concerns, DDOT has agreed to make some changes.

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DDOT believes closing Georgia Avenue for 3-miles is good for the community and businesses, forgetting to ask the community and businesses

DDOT believes closing Georgia Avenue for 3-miles is good for the community and businesses, forgetting to ask the community and businesses

The idea of closing a major road to motor vehicles, opening it up to healthy uses for bikes and pedestrians sounds like a cool idea, so DDOT is closing Georgia Avenue for three miles to test it out.

The concern is how DC is doing it.

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DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue for a day for "open streets" and no cars

DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue for a day for "open streets" and no cars

DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue, from Barry Place to Missouri Avenue NW, in October for an “open streets” initiative. It didn’t quite work out the last time the DC Office of Planning tried to do this in Petworth three years ago, so here’s hoping this is better planned and benefits the community.

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