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Ward 5 Weekly Newsletter
June 23, 2023

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Dear Ward 5 neighbors, 
It is now officially summer, which means school is out, the weather will get warmer, and there are tons of fun events around town. This week's newsletter is filled with important updates, events, and more. For starters, I hope to see you tomorrow at my next office hours event at the Turkey Thicket playground. Stop by between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for a chat while the children play. These events are a great opportunity to meet me, my staff, and share your concerns and priorities with us. We are actively monitoring the weather and forecast for tomorrow. Should it rain, we will reschedule the event.
I also hope you'll join our virtual town hall next Tuesday, June 27, about the Providence Redevelopment. You'll hear from the development team and how my team is coordinating with the community to ensure the project delivers what residents want and need. You can register here for the town hall. 

The DC State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA) has determined that there is a need to continue the Information Gathering Meeting held on June 8, 2023 regarding the proposed closure and termination of services at the Urgent Care Center and the Diagnostic Imaging Center on the former Providence Hospital campus. This is a great opportunity for neighbors to share their thoughts about the development. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at 12:00 pm using Webex conferencing. Please send an email to to register for the meeting and receive a Webex link.
In this week's newsletter, you'll find lots of Ward 5 updates —including extended hours for pools and available Metro discounts for some residents, and at the end of the newsletter, I share the latest news from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) that construction along 8th Street NE will begin next month to close the gap along the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT). Keep on reading for news and updates. 
Week in Review
On Monday, our office was closed in recognition of Juneteenth. It was great seeing so many neighbors find meaningful ways to celebrate the holiday.
On Tuesday, the Council held additional Committee of the Whole and Legislative meetings. You'll find updates about some of the legislation the Council reviewed and passed at those meetings in Kendra's Corner below.
Wednesday, I spent the morning meeting with legacy Ward 5 business owners to listen and learn as I aim to spur small business development in the Ward. Later that afternoon, DC YMCA Youth and Government scholars stopped by the office to share their policy ideas. Members of our team also visited with seniors at Hedin House at 2900 Newton Street NE to share about resources and the work of our office. 
On Thursday, I joined a Housing Committee markup for two bills: the Banning Associations from Banning Youth Amendment Act of 2023 and the Fairness in Renting Clarification Amendment Act of 2023. Both of the bills passed the Committee unanimously and will ensure we allow childcare centers in condos and promote fairer rental practices. 

Later in the afternoon, I met with members of the ANC Rainbow Caucus to discuss housing needs for lgbtq+ residents, and I ended the day sharing about my legislative priorities at the DCBIA board meeting. 
Today, I met with the Providence Hospital development team to share concerns raised by residents, and I held my standing meeting with DDOT Director Lott to discuss traffic safety issues and upcoming projects in the Ward. I had planned to join Ward 5 violence interrupters for a Day of Remembrance vigil, but it has been rescheduled for next Wednesday due to the rain.
Ward 5 Updates
Public Safety Updates
This week, I co-introduced another piece of legislation that will help improve public safety. Along with Councilmembers Pinto and Bonds, I co-introduced the Accountability and Victim Protection Amendment Act of 2023, which was informed by feedback from the US Attorney's Office. The bill will:
  1. Ensure accountability for offenders by closing gaps in the law;
  2. Enhance protections for senior citizens by strengthening penalties for crimes against seniors; and 
  3. Support victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence by increasing protections for survivors.
Additionally, I sent a letter to Deputy Mayor Appiah calling for enhanced public safety resources in the Trinidad community. This follows the public safety meeting I held with area residents two weeks ago.
Outdoor Pools Begin 6-Day-a-Week Operations 
School is out, and you know what that means: ALL DPR outdoor pools begin six-day-a-week operations on Monday, June 26, 2023.

Here are the hours for Ward 5's outdoor pools:

Harry Thomas Sr. Pool
1743 Lincoln Road, NE | 20002
Hours of Operation:
Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri: 12 pm - 8 pm
Sat & Sun: 10 am - 6 pm
(Closed Tuesdays)

Langdon Park Pool
2860 Mills Avenue, NE | 20018
Hours of Operation:
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 10 am - 6 pm
Sat & Sun: 10 am - 6 pm
(Closed Thursdays)

Theodore Hagans Pool
3201 Fort Lincoln Drive, NE | 20018
Hours of Operation:
Tues - Fri: 10 am - 6 pm
Sat & Sun: 10 am - 6 pm
(Closed Mondays)

You can find hours for other District pools here

Free Summer Meals for Kids
The Capital Area Food Bank supports plethora of sites throughout the District where all children can get free, nutritious meals all summer long. Too many children across the region are at risk of hunger, and for some, school may provide the only nutritious meals they receive on a given day. When summer break starts, kids lose that critical lifeline, making it harder for them to continue learning and growing. More information, including a map of locations where free meals are provided, is available here
Metro Reduced Fares Program - Launched on June 20
Customers can now benefit from reduced fares using Metro's new Metro Lift program, an income-qualified reduced fare program that will provide residents enrolled the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) a 50% discount for any trip on Metrorail and Metrobus. The program was launched this past Tuesday, June 20. More information is available here
Finally! DDOT Construction Is Set to
Begin at Dave Thomas Circle.
Tomorrow: DDOT Public Meeting
North Capitol St Corridor Feasibility Study

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is conducting a high-level feasibility study of the North Capitol Street Corridor, which has been identified as a high crash corridor in the District’s moveDC plan. The study includes an assessment of existing conditions, the development and evaluation of concepts for the redesign of the corridor, and short-term safety improvements to high-crash intersections and along Lincoln Road NE.

The meeting will be held in-person at SeVerna on K (43 K St NW) on June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A virtual meeting covering the same content took place last night. DDOT reported on potential short-term interventions and the high-level feasibility of decking small portions of the corridor between T Street NE and Rhode Island Avenue. An evaluation of multi-modal alternatives for the entire corridor between Massachusetts Avenue and Riggs Road will presented at future meeting, which is expected to occur this fall. DDOT will select preferred alternative configurations for each segment of the corridor later this year. 

DDOT has posted two documents on its project website:

  • A memorandum evaluating the feasibility of 3 potential layouts for a deckover, which estimates that constructing this feature would cost between $44 and $82 million dollars depending on its configuration.
  • A preliminary assessment of existing conditions on the corridor, including the demographics and transportation needs of adjacent communities and statistics about the location, severity, and type of crashes that occur on the corridor. 
Sign up to testify at a June 28 Roundtable
on the District's Opioid/Fentanyl Crisis

The D.C. Council Committee on Health and the Committee on Hospital and Health Equity will be hosting a joint roundtable on Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30am to address the urgent and multifaceted challenges posed by the opioid and fentanyl epidemic in Washington, DC. The roundtable will explore various aspects of the crisis and gather expert insights on understanding its scope, implementing prevention strategies, improving treatment and recovery approaches, engaging healthcare providers, adopting harm reduction measures, fostering community engagement and support, addressing stigma, promoting compassion and public education, allocating funding and resources effectively, establishing robust evaluation and monitoring systems, and devising sustainable long-term solutions. Councilmember Parker is a member of both committees and invites Ward 5 residents to give public testimony--especially individuals who are engaged in work to address the crisis in your ward.
Here is the link to sign up to testify: 

New Hours at the Library! Starting June 26

On June 26, DC Public Library is shifting open hours at neighborhood library locations across the District to enhance accessibility. The hours at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and at co-located library locations will not change.

Neighborhood Libraries (in Ward 5: Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Neighborhood Library and Woodridge Neighborhood Library):

  • Monday - Wednesday | 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday | Noon - 8:00 p.m. 
  • Friday - Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Co-Located Libraries | Deanwood, Northwest One, Rosedale

  • Monday - Wednesday | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday | Noon - 8:00 p.m. 
  • Friday - Saturday | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

  • Monday - Thursday | 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday - Saturday | 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This shift in hours is based on a careful evaluation of how you and your neighbors like to use the library. By opening their doors an hour earlier each day, DCPL has the opportunity to better serve those who co-work at the library, our seniors, older students and caregivers with young children. 
Virtual Town Hall on Providence Redevelopment - June 27
Please join me for a Virtual Town Hall regarding the Providence Redevelopment on June 27 at 7:00 p.m. I want to be sure my office documents neighbors' concerns ahead of the next SHPDA hearing at the end of the month. 

As a recap: my team attended the meeting with the State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA) on June 8 about the Providence Urgent Care and Diagnostic Imaging Center closures, occurring amidst the "Providence Reimagined" development. You can view slides from Providence Reimagined's Community Meetings here. For the SHPDA meeting, the record closed for written comments yesterday, June 15. Here is some of what was shared at the June 8 meeting: 
  • Providence UCC lost over $2.6 million since 2019 with direct cost $6.5 million.
  • Diagnostic Imaging lost $1 million since 2021 with direct cost $2.7 million.
  • Ascension has taken efforts to reduce the financial burden:
    • No management fee for shared support services provided by corporate offices (H/R benefits, marketing, food services, environmental, regulatory compliance).
    • No mark up on fees paid for various services.
    • Forgave $55 million of intercompany debt on June 18.
  • Explored growth in other services, market demand and financial analysis in designing non-acute campus and contacted other health systems about their interest in operating in the Urgent Care.
I'll be meeting with EYA LLC (the developer) in the coming weeks and will continue to elevate neighbors' priorities around this project. Feel free to share your thoughts with us anytime:
Brookland Manor Health & Wellness Fair - June 28
I'm hosting a community-centered Health & Wellness Fair on June 28 in the 1400 Block of Saratoga Ave NE. Join me for free health screenings, food, fitness, music, fun, and more! Email Constituent Services Coordinator, Oliver Stoute, for more information - We are monitoring the weather and will update neighbors about the status of the event Monday afternoon.
DDOT Public Meeting
New York Ave Streetscape and Trail Project - June 28

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is developing concept designs for the New York Avenue Streetscape and Trail Project that will promote multimodal transportation safety and create cohesive, community-friendly spaces along the project area. The corridor is a major east-west route through Ivy City and connects the Arboretum and Union Market communities in Ward 5 and Ward 6. New York Avenue NE is a major transportation route, a neighborhood, and an important industrial and commercial hub in the District. The project area extends along New York Avenue NE from the NoMa Metro Station to Bladensburg Road NE and includes a mix of residential units, businesses, places of worship, and new developments. Currently, the project area has few options for non-vehicular traffic and lacks adequate and consistent infrastructure to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. 

The purpose of this meeting is to gain input on the updated concept designs for the trail and associated streetscape improvements. These comments will be incorporated into developing the final concept prior to moving into further design work. Attend the virtual meeting on June 28 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. here.

Truxton Circle Vacant Lot Survey
The vacant lot at 1600 North Capitol St NW and Florida Ave NW is also known as the "Joe Mamo" lot. This survey is to learn from DC residents what they would like to see happen at the vacant lot while development is still being planned. Complete the survey here
DGS Summer Mowing Map
The Department of General Services (DGS) is responsible for maintaining District properties, including mowing at DCPS schools, District Municipal buildings, and DPR parks and recreation centers. You can track mowing progress on DGS' map here, and submit 311 requests if you notice missed mowing at locations for which DGS is responsible.
Notices of Intent - Modifying Traffic/Parking Requirements
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is required to give written notice of their intent to modify traffic and/or parking requirements to the Council and affected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANCs) to allow for a public comment period on the modifications. The following Notices of Intent (NOIs) for Ward 5 are open for comment: 
  • Closes for comment on July 13: Conversion of 17th Street NE between Monroe Street and Newton Street NE to one-way northbound and conversion of 17th Street NE between Monroe Street and Lawrence Street NE to one-way southbound - Read and comment here
  • Closes for comment on July 26: Close 3rd St NW between Shepherd St NW & Rock Creek Church Rd NW - Read and comment here
ANC and Civic Association Meetings

This week, my team attended the ANC 5E, Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA)m, Hanover Civic Association, ANC 5B, and ANC 5C meetings. Here's a brief recap: 

  •  ANC 5E (June 20 at 7:00 p.m.):  ANC 5E Commissioners voted to support a new heart transplant center at WHC, they heard an update and voted to support the updated sidewalk cafe on Bryant and North Capitol, my team shared about the DDOT community engagement opportunities for New York Ave, North Capitol, and Florida Ave, and the Mayors office shared a bit about Building Blocks grants for creative violence reduction efforts
  • Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (June 20 at 7:00 p.m.): Wendy Pohlhaus, Director of Community Outreach in the U.S. Attorney's Office updated the community on the value of the community impact statements in court decision making and how she could assist and give guidance on how to write these statements. 
  • ANC 5B (June 21 at 7:00 p.m.): 
    • DC Water representative Sean Moore gave a presentation on the Lead Free DC initiative. Mr. Moore mentioned that the City covers service lines, while the homeowner is responsible for the line in private space. Sean Moore provided ANC 5B with the Lead Free DC 2023 project list of all 27 blocks and 240 premises in the Commission and invited residents to stop by Saint Paul Baptist this Saturday, June 24 from 11PM – 3PM for more information about these upcoming lead pipe replacement projects. Please contact Mr. Moore with questions at 
    • Dr. Ariana Gard UMD gave a presentation on the date on from the CARE project. This community driven project used access to green space, concerns about gun violence, and neighborhood support to measure health and wellness.  
    • Commissioner Costello will have a virtual SMD meeting for the Providence Hospital development Monday, June 26th, at 7:30PM. Commissioner Brevard will be having a SMD meeting at 2900 Rhode Island on July, 15th. 
  • ANC 5C (June 21 at 7:00 p.m.): My team shared updates on the New York Avenue Trail and the upcoming meeting on June 28, 2023. My team also shared budget wins for traffic safety along NY Ave, Bladensburg Road and South Dakota Ave NE. 
Next week's ANC and Civic Association Meetings (not sure what ANC you are in? Use this tool to find out!):  Have a need, or want to share important information for ANC and Civic Association Meetings? Get in touch with one of our Constituent Services Coordinators:
  • 5A & 5C: Carlos McKnight,
  • 5B & 5D: Oliver Stoute,
  • 5E & 5F: Sam Bonar,
Kendra Wiley is our office's Legislative Director. In this section of the newsletter, she provides updates on the Councilmember's legislative activities and educational pieces about the legislative process.
Recap of the Council's June 20 Committee of the Whole and Legislative Meetings

Recap of the Council’s June 20 Committee of the Whole Meeting: 

On Tuesday at the Committee of the Whole Meeting, Council voted to symbolically designate the 1400 block of V Street N.W. in Ward 1 as St. Augustine School Way. The Saint Augustine Catholic School was founded by free men of color and emancipated slaves in 1858 and was the first Catholic school dedicated to educating African-American children.  

Recap of the Council’s June 20 Legislative Meeting

Immediately after the Committee of the Whole, the Council convened for a Legislative Meeting at which the Council took the following action:

  • Approved applicants for local rent supplements vouchers to self-certify eligibility factors. The DC Housing Authority will not be allowed to inquire into an applicant’s immigration status, prior criminal arrests or convictions, or pending criminal matters. This emergency covers a gap while the permanent bill moves through the Committee on Housing. 
  • Voted to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) on an emergency basis for Friendships Heights and apply a two-cent tax increase for the Golden Triangle BID. 
  • Approved the Green Housing Transition Emergency Amendment Act of 2023 which would allow a limited exemption from the net-zero energy construction requirement for Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) projects that have already received financing approval. DHCD expressed concern that applying this new mandate to ongoing projects would abruptly abandon existing housing finance plans and could mean missing out on opportunities to increase affordable housing and retain lower-income households in the city.  

Upcoming Hearings Next Week

Monday June 26th at 10:30 a.m. - the Committee on Executive Administration and Labor will hold a public roundtable to determine the current readiness of the Board of Elections for the 2024 election. It will focus on the vote processing center to be used for the election, early and mail-in voting, ballot drop boxes, voter registration, and eligible voter outreach. Written statements and testimony can be submitted to before July 6th at 5:00 p.m. 

Tuesday June 27th: 

11:00 a.m. - the Committee on Transportation and Environment will hold a public roundtable on creating a sustainable green workforce in the District. Members of the public who are not invited to testify orally at the roundtable may provide written testimony, which will be made part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be emailed to the Committee at by close of business on July 11th.  

12:00 p.m. - the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing on the Safer Stronger Amendment Act (Mayor Bowser's proposed "crime bill") and the Female Genital Mutilation Prohibition Act. Sign up to testify by contacting Aukima Benjamin at least 24 hours before the start of the hearing at (202) 724-8058 or via e-mail at 

5:00 p.m. - the Judiciary and Public Safety and Public Works and Operations Committees Joint Public Hearing on the Illegal Dumping Enforcement Act. Sign up to testify by contacting Aukima Benjamin at least 24 hours before the start of the hearing at (202) 724-8058 or via e-mail at 

Wednesday June 28th at 10:30 a.m. - the Health and Hospital and Health Equity Committees Joint Public Roundtable on Combatting the opioid and fentanyl crisis in DC.  Sign up to testify at 

Wednesday June 28th at 12:00 p.m. - the Committee on Business and Economic Development will reconvene the public hearing on the Workers and Restaurants are Priorities Act. Witnesses who signed up to testify at the June 8th hearing will be allowed to testify. Otherwise, submit written testimony to  by 12:00 p.m. on July 5th. 

Thursday June 29th at 10:00 a.m. - the Committee on Housing will hold a public hearing on the Local Rent Supplement Program Eligibility Act and the Rent Stabilization Protection Act. Sign up to testify at or by phone at (202) 727-8270, and provide name, phone number or e-mail, organizational affiliation, title (if any), and personal pronouns by the close of business on Tuesday, June 27th. 

You can always view a full list of hearings and instructions for testifying here, as well as an archive of past hearings and meetings here
Programs for the People
July 20: Ward 5 Day at the National Building Museum
Scholarships: Google Career Certificate
The Adult Learning Department is excited to announce that scholarships for the new Google Career Certificates are now available. These certificates offer a fast track to well-paying jobs in high-growth fields, without requiring prior experience or degree. Learn more here. Applications are due by June 30.
Free Weekly Veggie Giveaway

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) hosts three weekly free veggie giveaways of local, fresh organic produce including kale, collards, lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash, herbs, flowers, and MORE! They occur May 9 through November 30 (weather permitting). In Ward 5, the weekly giveaway is at the Edgewood Rooftop Farm (at the Edgewood Recreation Center - 301 Franklin St NE) every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Know Your Power - A Civic Engagement Art Contest

Pepco, the DC Public Library Foundation and DC Public Library are calling on youth between the ages of 13 - 19 to use their creative voice to make a difference. 

Between May 22 and August 15, youth can submit an original work of writing, photography, film, visual art, or music that expresses their feelings on a social issue that matters to them. They’re looking for pieces that are not only well-crafted but have a strong voice and perspective on a subject pertaining to civic engagement.

Winners will be selected in the categories of Visual Art, Writing, Music, and Film & Photography. Entries will be judged by representatives from Pepco and D.C. Public Library's Teen Council. Prizes include:

  • Prize for Writing: Laptop
  • Prize for Film & Photography: Canon EOS 4000D
  • Prize for Visual Art: Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet
  • Prize for Music: Fender Electric Guitar
Learn more and submit your original work here!
2023 Student Air Quality - Art & Comic Contest
The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) in partnership with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites 9th - 12th graders attending a public high school or public charter high school in the District to submit 2-D artwork that celebrates and portrays a clean air future in the District. Themes that students may choose to focus on for their artwork include: Air Quality & Transportation, Air Quality & Climate Change, Asthma & Your Health, Community Science, and Wildfires & Smoke. Contest winners will be selected for Best Comic ($200), Best Artwork ($200), Second Place ($125), Third Place ($75), and 8 honorable mentions. The deadline for submissions is July 31. Learn more and submit artwork at on the contest website!
Team Zachary in the Community
Ward 5
Fort Totten:
SMD 5A06 Community Yard Sale
June 24 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
@ Entire SMD 5A06 Area 

Join neighbors for a community yard sale in SMD 5A06 (Fort Totten area), hosted by Commissioner Kweku Toure'! For more information, contact Commissioner Toure' at 
North Michigan Park:
Community Yard Sale
June 24 (rain date July 1) - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
@ Grounds of Faith United Church (South Dakota Ave and Decatur St NE)

Join neighbors for a community yard sale in North Michigan Park! If you'd like to have a table, there are small fees associated. For more information, contact: Susan Letherer 202-441-2076 or Lula King 202-635-7777 and 301-559-8403.
Fort Totten:
Fridays at Fort Totten
June 2 - August 25 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
@ Modern at Art Place

Summer nights just got cooler. Join DC Fray and The Modern for a free concert series, happening Friday nights from June through August. Bring your own chair and sit back to enjoy live tunes, food trucks, games and community vibes from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Here's the summer line-up:
Around DC
Fort Circle Park:
Land Conservation Day with Casey Trees
June 25 - 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
@ Hellbender Brewing (5788 2nd St NE)

Hellbender Beer Hall and outside patio will be open for the duration of the event, as well as a BBQ food truck (Beef Space BBQ), raffles, partner tables, and several games. Other activities are scheduled thus:

1:00pm - Tree Tour of Hellbender Hill (first tour)

2:00pm - Treevia in the Beer Hall

3:00pm - Live Music Starts (Half Pint Harry)

4:00pm - Tree Tour of Hellbender Hill (second tour)

6:00pm - Live Music Ends

Casey Trees’ land conservation program aims to restore fragmented patches of urban forest, enhance urban ecosystems and public health, and protect green space for trees to grow and neighbors to connect with nature. We work with local landowners to steward natural areas and improve the conditions of those sites. This is a public event - you do not need a ticket. However, registering for a free ticket helps us predict attendance, and donating in the event checkout directly supports Casey Trees' efforts to restore, enhance, and protect DC's tree canopy.

Across the city:
Capital Pride Alliance - Pride Month Events
June - All month long

Visit the Capital Pride Alliance's website for a variety of Pride Month celebrations and events, all Pride Month long. 
News You Can Use
Most-clicked links from last week's newsletter (not just news!)—
Meet with the Councilmember - Office Hours
My next office hours event will be tomorrow, June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the playground at Turkey Thicket. These events are a great opportunity to meet and chat with the me, get connected with my office's staff, and meet your neighbors. I hope to see you at the park!
I'll end this week's newsletter with a bit of news. We heard from DDOT that improvements to the MBT along 8th Street NE will begin next month. After several years of community engagement, DDOT will be closing a major gap in the MBT by installing a cycletrack on the west side of the street and converting 8th Street NE between Edgewood Street and Lawrence Street to one-way northbound. 

I want to thank DDOT for making two revisions in response to community feedback: DDOT is going to maintain two-way traffic on 8th St between Lawrence and Monroe, while still adding the protected bike lane on the west side of the street. Second, DDOT will remove the existing bike lanes on Edgewood St NE between 7th and 8th and restore several parking spaces on the north side of the street without impacting safe trail access to Franklin Street. 

The goal is to complete the project before school starts in August. We'll be in touch with details about an event to celebrate the opening of this new segment of the MBT in the weeks to come!

As always, we invite you to use this form to provide feedback on how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you anytime. 

Yours in service and community, 


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