Sherman Circle traffic changes start on Monday

Sherman Circle traffic changes start on Monday

The Sherman Circle transportation safety improvements are scheduled to begin on Monday, May 14th, with a goal of being complete by the end of the month, according to DC Department of Transportation (DDOT). 

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Sherman Circle traffic changes coming in May, upcoming events in the Circle

Sherman Circle traffic changes coming in May, upcoming events in the Circle

The Department of Transportation has announced their decision on changes to Sherman Circle. The original plan called for one lane of the Circle to be closed; however, they have decided to keep the two lane design with some minor modifications. 

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DDOT meeting on proposed changes to Webster & Varnum one/two-way streets

DDOT meeting on proposed changes to Webster & Varnum one/two-way streets

The main focus of the changes are to convert the 100 block of Webster Street NW to one‐way westbound, and convert the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Varnum Street NW to one‐way eastbound. The meeting is Thursday, March 22nd.

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Beach Drive closes 9/22, things will get snarly for months

Beach Drive closes 9/22, things will get snarly for months

If you enjoy taking Piney Branch to the Rock Creek Parkway, then up toward Tilden or south toward downtown, you need to start looking for alternative routes.

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Resident hit by car at Grant Circle reinforces need for greater pedestrian safety

Resident hit by car at Grant Circle reinforces need for greater pedestrian safety

Unfortunately, a Petworth resident and teacher at EL Haynes was struck by a car on Tuesday morning on Grant Circle. While she's ok, the collision once again points out the need for greater efforts by DDOT and ANC 4C to find a workable solution for pedestrian, bicycle and driver safety along the corridor. An ANC that votes against options for safety, such as those outlined in DDOT's Livability Survey draft recommendations, is not just short-sighted, it's dangerous.

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DDOT releases draft Livability Study recommendations

DDOT releases draft Livability Study recommendations

The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) released draft recommendations for the Rock Creek East II Livability study, their proposal for traffic changes to the Petworth area and Ward 4. The goal of the study is to identify ways for residents and visitors in the Petworth area to commute safely, whether by car, bike or on foot. The guidelines include recommendations for road improvements, bike lanes, crosswalks and more. 

Article by Rachel Maisler, a new Petworth News writer and editor of the Community Calendar.

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Parents trying to find their way through safety issues

Parents trying to find their way through safety issues

Fears for student safety, vehicles getting side-swiped and a lack of crossing guards at key intersections has many Petworth parents on edge and looking to DDOT for answers

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Discuss traffic & pedestrian safety with Mayor Bowser at Powell Elementary

Discuss traffic & pedestrian safety with Mayor Bowser at Powell Elementary

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser will be holding a meeting at Powell Elementary tomorrow, Wednesday, December 16 at 4pm to discuss traffic and pedestrian safety issues.

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Traffic, bad driving and two children struck by cars - what will DC do to break its impasse near Powell?

Traffic, bad driving and two children struck by cars - what will DC do to break its impasse near Powell?

Upshur and Taylor Streets between 13th and 14th Streets surrounding Powell Elementary are a mess in the mornings and afternoons when children are being dropped off and picked up by parents. The problems on both streets come from cars driving too fast and parents double-parking. This ends up with side-swipped cars, broken side mirrors and the very real potential for a tragedy. According to residents, it's been an ongoing issue for years.

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