Free DC Circulator rides and potential increases in residential parking fees are two issues in a bruising budget battle between Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council. Initial budget votes will be held next week.
Changes to allow parking enforcement officers to mail tickets to drivers who take off before the ticket can be placed on their windshields or handed to them are on track for D.C. Council approval.
NoMa and Eckington residents were among those who turned out Monday night to review the District’s plans for overhauling the awkward intersection known as “Dave Thomas Circle,” named for the Wendy’s restaurant perched in the middle of the intersection.
Earlier this month, a man visiting from New York was struck and killed as he was walking in Southeast D.C. His death prompted two D.C. residents to act, and now DDOT will look into adding other safety features at the DIY crosswalk.
A proposal that would make the DC Circulator permanently free of charge, a move meant to cut down on traffic, could face some challenges getting through the D.C. Council.
A proposal from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser would shift oversight for automated traffic enforcement from D.C. police to the District Department of Transportation.
Drivers who use Suitland Parkway or Interstate 295 to navigate through the District should get ready for a new traffic pattern set to take effect later this week. The changes signal the next phase of construction associated with the District’s biggest road project to date.
DDOT expects many more dockless scooters and dockless bikes to hit the streets as the weather warms up. There are 516 docking stations across the bikeshare system, 290 in the District.
The District wants to add signs banning right turns on red lights to another 100 intersections by July, but the Department of Transportation is concerned the measure could mean more traffic and more accidents.
Potholes don’t typically start showing up in large numbers around here until February or March, but they are blooming early in parts of the area.
The no turn on red changes require public comment, which is open through Feb. 5. Comments could support or oppose the change specific intersections, or speak more broadly, such as calls for the ban to apply at even more intersections.
Expect to see a lot more dockless bikes and scooters on DC streets in the next year.
There are four separate projects in the works along Interstate and Route 295 that could cause traffic delays for months and years to come. Decades-old bridges will be rehabilitated and new connections will be constructed after the District committed to a multi-million dollar investment deal along the Anacostia River.
The Traffic Incident Management Enhancement Task Force outlined several action plans that local leaders can begin acting upon right way.
Starting Aug. 30, parking your car in the wrong place at the wrong time along Connecticut Avenue could get it towed.
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