Daily Archives: June 30, 2015

Traffic Concerns for Vision Zero

Are there areas where you feel unsafe crossing streets in and out of Trinidad by foot, bike, or car?

The DC Department of Transportation is working towards Vision Zero. Their objective is that “by the year 2024, Washington, DC will reach zero fatalities and serious injuries to travelers of our transportation system, through more effective use of data, education, enforcement, and engineering.”

The DC Department of Transportation has a map where residents can click on sites trouble spots for pedestrians, bicycle riders, or drivers. You can register where you have safety concerns on the interactive map. If an intersection is already marked on the map, you can click to open the text box and provide additional comments.

The Mayor’s Office is responding to a call for safer streets with Vision Zero. This initiative is in response to the US Department of Transportation’s Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets, which aims to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation safety by showcasing effective local actions, empowering local leaders to take action, and promoting partnerships to advance pedestrian and bicycle safety.

To learn more about Vision Zero, you can visit the DDOT website.

Every Hero Has a Story: Summer Reading with DCPL

This year, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Nationals in a summer reading program. All kids and teens who reach their summer reading goal win two tickets to catch a Nationals baseball game. Kids, teens and adults who complete will win free Chipotle too. There are different guidelines and prizes based on age (birth to 5 years; 6 to 12 years; 13 to 19 years; and adults).

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The program started in late May and runs through the end of August.

You can learn more about the program and sign up on line at http://dclibrary.org/summerreading or you can visit a library to sign up.

The closest DCPL locations to Trinidad are:

  • Woodridge Library at 1790 Douglas St NE
  • Rosedale Library at 1701 Gales St NE
  • Northeast Library at 330 7th St NE
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