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: Sept. 25, 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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DDOT aims to resolve sidewalk repair requests within 25 business days. Contact them here.

The Pedestrian Advisory Council is Hiring

The D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council is seeking to hire a new Program/Administrative Associate to help support our work advising the mayor, D.C. Council and D.C. government agencies on how to improve D.C.'s pedestrian environment.  This is a part-time position that pays a $20 hourly rate, and we expect it will require an average of about 8 hours of work per week.  For more information, please see the job announcement online.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover explaining why you are interested in the position to Jason Broehm, Chair, D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council at DCPedCouncil[at]gmail.com.  We will begin to review applications during December.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Written by Jason Broehm

MPD Launches DC StreetSafe Program




Yesterday, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) launched its new
DC StreetSafe Automated Traffic Enforcement Program with the announcement that new traffic cameras are now in place across the District and beginning today -- Saturday, November 23 -- those cameras will be in use.  In addition to existing red light cameras and speed cameras, MPD is now using automated safety enforcement technologies that will issue tickets to drivers who fail to stop at stop signs, fail to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks, speed through intersections, and block traffic intersections.  These new technologies will make D.C.'s streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers alike.



MPD selected the locations for these new automated enforcement units based on several factors, including a history of pedestrians being struck at a particular location, high speed volume, proximity to schools, recommendations by the District Department of Transportation, and requests from the community.  The locations are available online at www.DCStreetsafe.org.

MPD is using a series of humorous videos to help get out the word about the new automated enforcement technologies.  From now through December 29, MPD will issue warnings to vehicles caught on camera violating traffic laws at these new locations, and beginning December 30 violators will receive fines.

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Written by Jason Broehm