Sunday, April 25, 2010

Upcoming Meetings This Week

- SWNA will have its monthly meeting on Monday at 7pm, located at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Items to be discussed include the arts in Southwest, as well as a tribute to Dr. Dorothy Height, who died on Tuesday at the age of 98.

- On Tuesday, there will be a Traffic Operations and Parking Plan (TOPP) meeting at Westminster Presbyterian Church fr0m 6:30pm - 8:30pm, which is located at 400 I Street. The meeting will discuss traffic issues in the area, with the following participants: Ward 6 Council member Tommy Wells, DDOT, DPW, MPD, the Washington Nationals, and ANC 6D.

- Also on Tuesday, there will be a Community Meeting to discuss the Consolidated Forensic Laboratory at Whiting-Turner's construction trailer at 200 E Street. The meeting will be from 6pm - 7pm.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any idea if they'll talk about the pedestrian signals at the new 4th & I? It seems confusing to both pedestrians and drivers that the signals still work the old way (all pedestrians cross at once), versus the normal walk-with-traffic way of most intersections.

Anyone have any idea why they set it up like this?

Anonymous said...

I also want to know if they will ask WMATA to reroute the P1 & P2 buses to now use 4th St.

The P1/P2 buses come down M from the 11th St. bridge, make a little jog on 3rd, then I, and finally turning right on 4th to go north on 4th street across the Mall.

I'd like to know if they would just come down M and turn right directly on 4th St. This would greatly cut down on the bus noise on I street.

Also, with the two new office buildings at Waterfront Station, shouldn't there be a bus stop there?

DavidSW

Anonymous said...

In case you haven't seen the Post's article on the mini0revival of Southwest: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/26/AR2010042601676.html

Anonymous said...

Strongly second the P1/P2 re-route comment. Only makes sense to put the buses back on the commercial streets rather than the residential ones.

Also DDOT needs to adjust the signals on Fourth Street at M -- coming south from the new Safeway the light lets only 2-3 cars through the intersection before reverting to a long M Street green -- it's pretty frustrating.