First, at our public safety listening session last year, neighbors voiced concerns over the pedestrian signals at Dupont Circle that require people to stop in the middle of four lanes of moving traffic. After 8 months of poking and prodding, DDOT has found a solution that will allow pedestrians to move in and out of the circle without stopping in the median. Our public policy shouldn’t encourage our most vulnerable road users to be trapped among four lanes of moving traffic. Expect changes to the signaling by the end of the month.
We are still pushing Mary Cheh and the Council's Transportation Committee to pass the Bicycle Safety Amendment Act of 2013 that will include language crafted by ANC 2B to protect pedestrians and bikers against dangerous construction projects.
My fulltime job is working on national traffic safety policy, though I focus on emergency medical services. I ran for ANC, in part, to have a meaningful impact on the safety of pedestrians, bikers, and drivers in the neighborhood and I think we’re doing just that.
Stay safe! – Noah