Occasions: How can the Anacostia not be a transportation barrier? – Larger Larger Washington


Anacostia Freeway (DC 295) by SounderBruce licensed underneath Artistic Commons.

In a metropolis identified for its walkability, residents and employees in Ward 7 and eight face a special actuality. Lengthy commutes, harmful streets, and automotive dependence could make communities east of the Anacostia really feel locked in. It’s not simply geography, however disinvestment in infrastructure, lack of motorbike lanes, disproportionate pedestrian fatalities, and inequitable distribution of scooters – selections which have private and non-private options.

On Monday, June three, from 6 to eight pm at THEARC (1901 Mississippi Ave SE), be part of neighborhood leaders and revolutionary thinkers at a panel occasion to debate methods to enhance entry and fairness by transportation choices, together with buses, bikes, scooters, and extra. By attending this occasion you’ll be collaborating in a rising motion to convey the modifications wanted on the native stage to enhance transportation fairness for residents east of the Anacostia River. Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. (Ward eight) shall be offering opening remarks.

RSVP right here. We hope to see you there!

Different occasions from across the area:

Tuesday, Could 21 and Wednesday, Could 22

The District Division of Transportation (DDOT) is engaged on an thrilling undertaking to attach the Nationwide Arboretum to the 28-mile-long Anacostia Riverfront Path community. This new path connection shall be a superb public useful resource for the half million guests the Nationwide Aboretum receives annually! The Washington Space Bicycle Affiliation (WABA) calls this undertaking “an vital step in creating higher connections throughout the Anacostia River for everybody… The bridge will join the Anacostia River Path on the east financial institution of the river to the Nationwide Arboretum. Finally, a path will join the bridge terminus on the western financial institution to the neighborhoods simply south of the Arboretum.”

Make your help and concepts heard at one among two public conferences the place “DDOT will current design ideas and collect feedback from the neighborhood”:

Tuesday Could 21 from 6:30 to eight:30 pm at the US Nationwide Arboretum (3501 New York Avenue NE); or
Wednesday Could 22 from 6:30 to eight:30 pm on the Division of Employment Companies (4058 Minnesota Avenue NE)

Discover extra info right here!

Thursday, Could 23 and Tuesday, Could 28

Spring cleansing’s not only for the nice indoors: Take one among two alternatives to go to the Bertie Backus City Meals Hub’s Native Plant Nursery (5171 South Dakota Ave NE) from three to 7 pm, the place you will get your arms soiled by volunteering “to assist water and weed crops, set up instruments, and get the greenhouses prepared for rising season.” Be certain that to put on closed-toe sneakers and convey a water bottle – and when you have gloves, convey them alongside too! Discover extra info right here.

Try extra urbanist occasions at ggwash.org/calendar. Do you could have an occasion you’d wish to see featured within the weekly occasions publish? Submit it right here.

Jeb Stenhouse is a clear vitality economist who needs to assist everybody get pleasure from livable, walkable public locations, and to succeed in them by as many clear transportation choices as doable.  He studied in Montpellier, France and nonetheless marvels on the high quality of life in its car-free downtown (and the 15 kilos he misplaced roaming its charming streets).  Between adventures, Jeb lives along with his husband in Adams Morgan.

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