DDOT Seeks Input on Safer Streets

DC Department of Transportation has more ways for you to get engaged in it’s Vision Zero initiative. TNA shared the interactive map where residents can pinpoint safety concerns. Now a series of public meetings has been announced. Here is DDOT’s press releases, issued on July 14th:

DDOT to Host 10 Awareness Events for Vision Zero
Agency seeking public input to help in safety push

(Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today that it is holding 10 public events spanning all eight wards to kick-off public engagement for Vision Zero, an initiative to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries to users of the District’s transportation system by 2024.

DDOT plans to achieve that goal through a more effective use of data, education, enforcement, and engineering. Beginning with these awareness events, DDOT will solicit public input via the agency’s own crowdsourcing map on transportation-related safety hazards spotted around the city.

Vision Zero is a part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Mayor’s Challenge for Safer Streets, which aims to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation safety by showcasing effective local actions, empowering local leaders to take actions, and promoting partnerships to advance pedestrian and bicycle safety.

“We are making improvements across the city to increase the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, and we are using community feedback to inform our progress,” said Mayor Bowser. “As part of our commitment to Vision Zero, we look forward to hearing from District residents and visitors about locations that need our attention.”

Below are the dates, times, and locations where you can participate in the Vision Zero Awareness Events:

Date Ward Locations Time
7/15/2015 6 Eighth and H Streets, NE 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
7/16/2015 3 Cleveland Park Metro Station, NW 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
7/18/2015 1 14th Street and Irving Street, NW 11:00 pm – 1:30 pm
7/21/2015 4 Takoma Metro Station, NW 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
7/23/2015 8 Anacostia Metro Station, SE 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
7/25/2015 2 M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW 11:00 pm – 1:30 pm
7/27/2015 2 Seventh and H Streets, NW 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
7/29/2015 7 Minnesota Avenue Metro Station, NE 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
7/30/2015 5 Rhode Island Ave Metro Station, NE 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
8/1/2015 6 Eastern Market Metro Station, SE 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Getting to the Awareness Events
Be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the workshops.

Can’t Make an Awareness Event?
To find out more about Vision Zero visit www.DCVisionZero.com. You can access the Vision Zero Safety Map by visiting http://visionzero.ddot.dc.gov/VisionZero/.

Do you need assistance to participate?
If you need special accommodations, please contact Cesar Barreto at 202-671-2829 or Cesar.Barreto@dc.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at 202-671-2620 or Karen.Randolp@dc.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes. 

DDOT’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisitgoDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.

 

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