Transportation and Public Spaces
While we’ve seen some progress towards preventing traffic injuries and fatalities, the District has generally moved incredibly slow at improving our transportation infrastructure and making our streets safe for everyone. We have lost friends and neighbors to vehicular traffic and we’ve seen insufficient reactions and too few proactive measures to keep residents safe while they move through our Ward and city.
As Chair of ANC2B’s Transportation and Public Infrastructure Committee, I have led initiatives to improve Ward 2’s streets for pedestrians, bicyclists, scooter users, and drivers. Together with residents, businesses, community leaders, and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), I was able to get plans approved for new construction of dedicated bike lanes on 17th and 20th Streets. As the Covid-19 pandemic emerged, I partnered with DDOT to expand public spaces for residents to social distance.
As Councilmember, I will lead on progressive transportation infrastructure initiatives to achieve zero traffic deaths and injuries, and focus on more accessible transportation and public space initiatives for all residents.
As your Councilmember, I will:
- Make sure the city keeps its commitment to expand the protected bike lane network by 20 miles.
- Lead on legislation to construct a bike lane on 9th Street, or a different parallel street, in the eastern area of Downtown and Penn Quarter.
- Install dedicated bus lanes on the District’s corridors with major traffic congestion.
- Fight to make sure the K Street Transitway, a project to reconfigure traffic and safety on K Street from 12th Street to 21st Street NW, is completed by 2025 or earlier.
- Advocate for lower fares for riders on Metro rail and bus and free rides for low-income earners.
- Make sure bus service is accessible and affordable for Ward 2 residents, including by eliminating the Metro-to-bus transfer fee.
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