August 2021 Neighborhood Update

Heat Emergency

When the temperature or heat index reaches or exceeds 95 degrees, as it did this week, the D.C. Government activates cooling centers (https://dcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c975110d05a24acba55f65eef283e05b) throughout the District. Cooling centers include pools, spray parks, low-barrier shelters, and libraries (https://www.dclibrary.org/) . If you see someone struggling in the heat please call the shelter hotline at (202) 399-7093. For all animal emergencies, including animals left outside in extreme temperatures or in vehicles, please call the Humane Rescue Alliance at (202) 723-5730.

Vaccination Updates

Approximately 52% of D.C. residents have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. As adjustments are made to vaccination sites, residents can find opportunities to claim their free COVID-19 vaccine, including at pharmacies and clinics across all eight wards, by going to vaccines.gov.

Take Care,
Fiona Clem
1C08@anc.dc.gov (mailto:1C08@anc.dc.gov)
ANC Commissioner 1C08

 

ANC 1C Meeting Updates
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There will be no ANC 1C meetings in August 2021

September Meetings

*PZT Committee usually meets on the third Wednesday, but will meet on the fifth Wednesday of September

Neighborhood announcements
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  • The Adams Morgan Farmer’s Market (https://lickingcreekbendfarm.com/markets.html) is held each Saturday (June 5 – December 18) at Unity Park, in front of the Line Hotel, from 8:30am – 1pm
  • Adams Morgan Day will be held on Sunday, September 12, with some in-person activities and vendors for this year’s festival.Learn more and sign up to volunteer. (https://www.admoday.com/)
  • Adams Morgan Movie Nights (https://admodc.org/movies/) , sponsored by the AdMo BID, will hold its final movie of the summer at Marie Reed Field on Monday, August 9 at 8pm: All the President’s Men (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074119/) .
  • Happy Hollow Children’s Pool, located on Champlain Street, NW, next to the Marie Reed Recreation Center, will close for the season on Sunday, August 8.

Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association (RCNA) ————

RCNA will not hold a meeting in August.
Their next meeting will be on Thursday, September 23 at 7pm.
Visit reedcooke-dc.org, or follow them on twitter @REEDCOOKEDC (https://twitter.com/REEDCOOKEDC)

Streets and Traffic

Slow Streets DC: This summer Mayor Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are planning a virtual summer road trip for residents as part of the District’s Vision Zero summer safety campaign. The goal: To highlight infrastructure improvements designed to protect pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers by lowering speeds.

  • DDOT will share its progress on the Mayor’s summer safety campaign on the Vision Zero Summer Safety Campaign Dashboard to show where critical safety infrastructure improvements are being installed.
  • Residents can pick up yard signs that encourage drivers to slow down on their neighborhood streets at the DDOT Permit Office at 1100 4th Street SW, 2nd Floor and at other events citywide over the coming weeks.
  • For more information visit https://ddot.dc.gov/page/vision-zero-summer-safety-road-trip

The DC Circulator has been in service for 16 years. You can share your opinions about DC Circulator and possibly win $100 by completing their survey. To participate visit: ** dccirculator.com/survey21 (https://dccirculator.com/survey21)

Rock Creek Parkway Beach Drive Survey, comment period closes Aug 22, 2021. Beginning on July 8 until August 22, the National Park Service will hold a public engagement process to inform the future management of the section of Beach Drive that runs from Broad Branch Road NW to the Maryland border.You are invited to review the proposal and provide comments and ideas from July 8 through August 22. To provide comments, visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/beachdrive

PEPCO construction on 16th Street. Construction will resume on the 1900 and 2000 16th St. from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday- Saturday to accelerate an earlier completion date which is expected in October 2021. Cars will need to be removed where restricted parking signs reside. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic and work will be covered with steel plates after hours. You will possibly experience a loud vacuum like noise from the excavation work during the beginning phases of this work which will last for the remainder of the month.

Contra-flow bicycle lanes on Lanier Place NW and Argonne Place NW. DDOT has issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) for the installation of contraflow bike lanes on the 1700 block of Lanier Place and on the 1600 block of Argonne Place.  https://wiki.ddot.dc.gov/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=120259954

Neighborhood Traffic Safety Assessment (TSA) Updates

The ANC 1C PZT committee held a discussion on outstanding TSAs on July 21. For more information on these TSAs visit https://311.dc.gov/citizen/home. Updates from neighborhood TSAs are listed below. Recommendations from DDOT do not include timelines or installation dates.

  • 19th Street NW and Biltmore Street NW (20-003165877). Recommendations include installing a high-visibility crosswalk and a stop sign. A Notice of Intent (NOI) will be posted to the community for comments on these safety improvements.
  • 2412 19th Street NW (19-00066960). Recommendations is for crosswalks to be installed at this intersection. A Notice of Intent (NOI) will be posted to the community for comments on these safety improvements.
  • Kalorama Road and Champlain Street NW (20-00424641). The investigation has been completed. Solutions include pruning of tree branches, and a STOP decal.
  • 17th Street and V Street NW (19-00967928). The investigation has been completed. Recommendations include signage, flexiposts and pavement markings to help with visibility.
  • 2456 20th Street, NW (19-00066953). Recommendations include a right-turn only sign and a lane control sign.
  • 17th Street and Florida Avenue, NW (20-00337436). Assessment was completed. Recommendations include installing parking signs, pavement markings, and flex-posts.
  • HAWK signal Kalorama Road NW The HAWK signal has been installed on 16th Street, NW, at Kalorama Road, NW, but it hasn’t been turned on. The delay might be due to the 16th Street Bus Lanes project. No reply from DDOT yet about why the HAWK signal hasn’t been activated yet.