D.C.'s Official Pedestrian Advocacy Body

We're citizens working with Mayor Bowser and the City Council to better our streets. Learn more about us here.

Next Meeting: January 23, 2017

Hear from city officials, help us develop policy recommendations, and learn about our work to upgrade the city's streetscape.

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Safe Streets are Everyone's Responsibility

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PAC January 2017 Meeting

The January PAC meeting is coming up on Monday. Here is the agenda.

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, January 23, 2017
6:30 p.m.
441 4th St NW, Room 1117

AGENDA

1. Introductions (5 minutes)

2. Public comments (5 minutes)

3. Vision Zero report: Update from Jonathan Rogers, DDOT (30 minutes)

4. Office of Planning report: Opportunity for PAC input during Comprehensive Plan amendment open call (20 minutes) 

5. Update from Del. Holmes-Norton’s office (10 minutes)

6. MPD report (10 minutes)

7. DDOT report (10 minutes)

8. PAC business (15 minutes)
• Election of PAC officers
• Treasurer’s report
• Next meeting: February 27

9. Approval of December 19 minutes (5 minutes)

10. Next meeting date (February 27) and topics (10 minutes) 
• Valet parking
• Crosstown Multimodal Study
• Continued discussion of automated enforcement
• Sidewalk repair tracking and sidewalk materials

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PAC meetings are open to the public. ID is required to enter the building. Once through security, take elevators on the right-hand side to the 11th floor.

Livability study addresses quality of life in Southeast


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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) posted this reminder about a meeting tonight on a livability study it is conducting in Southeast:

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will hold a Citizens Engagement Group Meeting for the Far SE III Livability Study. This meeting, geared towards Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and Ward 7 representatives of the pedestrian and bicycle advisory council, is also open to the public.

When:   Tuesday, July 26, 2016
              6:30pm-8:00pm                                              

Where:  Capitol View Library (Meeting Room)
              5001 Central Ave. SE, Washington DC 20019


According to the study website, "The overarching goal of the Far Southeast III Livability Study is to promote safe travel for residents of and visitors to the study area, and to improve the operational efficiency of the transportation network for all modes of travel." 

More information is available at www.fse3livabilitystudy.com.

Council committee approves Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Amendment Act of 2016


The DC Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment voted 4-0 on May 31 to approve the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Amendment Act of 2016. The legislation requires DDOT and MPD to make data more accessible, requires DDOT to produce reports annually on high crash intersections, establishes pedestrian and bicycle priority areas, creates a new traffic offense for aggressive driving, and increases penalties for operating a vehicle while impaired, among several other provisions. The bill is an amalgamation of legislation proposed in the fall by Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Vision Zero Act of 2015, and legislation proposed by Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3). Last spring Cheh convened the Bicyclcle and Pedestrian Working Group, which held six public hearings to consider ways to improve road safety in the District. Pedestrian Advisory Council representative Eileen McCarthy was a member of the working group. Click here to read the Committee Report on B21-335. The final draft of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Amendment Act of 2016 is available here.