Daily Archives: August 4, 2015
Trinidad has one Capital Bike Share (CaBi) station located outside of the Joe Cole Recreation Center to serve members in the neighborhood. Have you ever been blocked, arriving at the bike station and finding there were no docks to secure a bike? Have you ever gone to the station and found all bikes had already been checked out? Those are situations most members run into as they commute, run errands, or take out bikes for other reasons.
As more and more apartment/condo buildings continue popping up everywhere in our neighborhood with limited parking, current and new residents will need additional transportation options. The one docking station in the neighborhood may well see heavier usage. Also as new destinations open in Ivy City, it may be more convenient to bike to the gym, grocery store, or other retail outlets there.
New CaBi stations can be suggested on a crowd source map. You need to log in with a user name, email address, and zip code. You can then mark on the map where you recommend a new station be added. The more recommendations for a location may well increase the likelihood that resources be allocated there. As reported in the Washington Post on August 3rd, there will be 60 more stations coming online this fall. Log on and make your suggestions for a site near you!
ANC 5D06 Commissioner Yvonne Buggs will be leading a Single Member District meeting at Joe Cole Recreation Center (1299 Neal Street NE) this Thursday, August 6th. The meeting is scheduled from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
The agenda includes:
1. Mr. Justin Thornton, Thornton Development, LLC discussing the projects at Montello and Florida Avenues. For background see our previous post highlighting zoning variances being requested of the community.
2. Bodega Market at 1136 Florida Avenue NE. They are requesting support to change their ABRA license from Class B to Class A. Please see our posting on the request for background information.
This will be an important opportunity to learn more about these projects/requests and to weigh in on whether you oppose or support them.