H Street Festival Traffic / Parking Reminder
The H Street Festival will be held Saturday, September 19th from noon to 7 pm. H Street (from 4th to 14th Streets) will close earlier for set up and will remain closed until tear down and clean up are complete. Be prepared (and patient) for high traffic volume around the neighborhood and a lack of parking spaces in and around Trinidad, especially on streets to the south closer to H Street. There will also be changes to bus travel. At a minimum, as all of H Street from 14th Street to 4th Street will be closed, the X2, D8, and 90 buses will all be rerouted.
No press releases on road closures and transit changes are available yet from MPD, WMATA, or the H Street Festival but plan in advance for travel delays in moving about on Saturday (or walk down to enjoy the festival).
Fresh Farm Market at 13th and H Street indicated that they WILL be open regular hours on Saturday (9-12).
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.