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PAC December 2021 Remote Meeting

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Remote Meeting
Monday, Dec. 13, 2021
6:30 p.m.

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Agenda

1. Introductions and Approval of Draft Agenda

2. Voices from the Wards: New PAC member introductions

3. New Business
a. Agency reports 
b. Discussion with Acting DDOT Director Everett Lott
c. Voices from the Wards (for January meeting)
d. Appreciation for Andrea Adleman

4. Unfinished Business
a. Follow-up questions for Charles Turner (ATE/cameras)

5. Administrative Topics and Next Meeting
a. Approval of November minutes
b. Treasurer’s report
c. Next meeting: Jan. 24 

6. Public Comment 

7. Adjournment

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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.

PAC November 2021 Remote Meeting

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Remote Meeting
Monday, Nov. 15, 2021
6:30 p.m.

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Agenda

1. Introductions and Approval of Draft Agenda

2. Voices from the Wards (Dalton Howard, Ward 7)

3. Unfinished Business
a. ATE hearing recap
b. Dockless presentation follow-up
c. FY 2022 priorities follow-up

4. New Business
a. Agency reports

5. Administrative Topics and Next Meeting
a. PAC admin transition 
b. Next meeting: Dec. 13 (Letter to/questions for Director Lott)
c. Approval of October minutes
d. Treasurer’s report

6. Public Comment 

7. Adjournment

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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.

Honoring Ward 3 Member Emeritus Eileen McCarthy

The PAC bids a respectful farewell to member emeritus Eileen McCarthy, who stepped down in October after representing Ward 3 since 2012.

Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh attended the Oct. 25, 2021, PAC meeting to present a ceremonial resolution honoring McCarthy.

McCarthy, upper left, listens as Councilmember Cheh reads the resolution.

As the resolution states, McCarthy’s “research, writing, and analytical skills have been central to the DC PAC’s deliberations and helped shape the DC PAC’s recommendations pertaining to pedestrian safety and wellbeing.”

McCarthy contributed deeply to the Major Crash Review Task Force, studying past crashes in granular detail to extract lessons and formulate recommendations. She also served on the Mayor’s Interagency Working Group on Autonomous Vehicles, the Committee on Transportation & the Environment’s 2019 Vision Zero Omnibus Working Group, and the Interagency Vision Zero Working Group.

Sgt. Terry Thorne of the Metropolitan Police Department said he has greatly benefitted from McCarthy’s insights during her tenure.

“I truly want to thank Eileen,” said Thorne. “I think back at all the work and the help she’s [given] me over many years, how many times I’ve called her and she’s been there for me. I probably should apologize because I always forget that she’s not a full-time employee for the Police Department and I use her like that. She never once complained. She was always there and I can’t thank her enough for how much she’s done for not only us and the PAC, but all of D.C. and the citizens of D.C., so thank you very much, Eileen.”

DDOT staff recognized McCarthy’s “long and valuable service” and previewed an iconic gift being prepared in the engineering workshop.

Following the tributes, McCarthy said, “Thank you so much, Councilmember Cheh. It’s been a pleasure and honor to serve you and the PAC over the last eight or so years. I have learned so much and am happy my attempted contributions have been helpful. We have a long way to go, but we’ve also come a long way thanks to your leadership and your staff’s hard work.” McCarthy thanked the PAC co-chairs, staff and agency members for their work as well and welcomed Charlotte Lee Jackson, the new Ward 3 PAC member.

McCarthy later reflected on her service by noting, “I first started attending PAC meetings as a member of the public shortly after it was formed. I was impressed by the thoughtful dedication and hard work of its founders and was pleased to join them when Councilmember Cheh offered me the Ward 3 appointment. I have learned a lot over the ensuing years and am both optimistic and pessimistic about the future of pedestrian safety. Optimistic because I know there are advisory council members, advocates, legislators and city workers who are truly dedicated to creating a safe city and because it is looking increasingly likely that federal leadership in transportation is moving to treating safety as a paramount value. Pessimistic because I fear that dedication won’t be enough to make the changes we need to make in order to elevate everyone’s safety over efficient movement of motor vehicles. As I leave the PAC, the best advice I can give to those carrying on the work is to support the good work that DDOT does, but also push back harder against entrenched and driver-centric ways of thinking.”

PAC October 2021 Remote Meeting

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Remote Meeting
Monday, Oct. 25, 2021
6:30 p.m.

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Agenda

1. Introductions and Approval of Draft Agenda

2. Unfinished Business
a. Overview of recommended Major Crash Review Task Force findings - Eileen McCarthy
b. Eileen McCarthy commendation presentation - CM Mary Cheh

3. New Business
a. Micromobility-dockless presentation - Sharada Strasmore, DDOT
b. Agency reports
c. Proposed testimony on B24-302, the Removal and Disposition of Abandoned and Other Unlawfully Parked Vehicles Reform Amendment, for delivery at Oct. 26 hearing
d. Proposed testimony on DDOT’s use of Automated Traffic Enforcement cameras for delivery at Nov. 15 roundtable
e. Letter to DDOT Director Lott in advance of December PAC meeting

4. Unfinished Business (continued)
a. PAC goals for FY 2022

5. Administrative Topics and Next Meeting
a. Approval of September minutes
b. Treasurer’s report
c. Next meeting: Nov. 15

6. Public Comment 

7. Adjournment

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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.

PAC September 2021 Remote Meeting

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Remote Meeting
Monday, Sept. 27, 2021
6:30 p.m.

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Agenda

1. Introductions and Approval of Draft Agenda

2. Unfinished Business
a. Enactment of B24-373, FY 2022 Budget Support Emergency Act
b. DDOT ATE/fatalities presentation follow-up
c. Future dockless presentation

3. New Business
a. Agency reports
b. Election of PAC officers
c. Other roles
d. Goals and objectives discussion
e. Abandoned vehicle bill

4. Administrative Topics and Next Meeting
a. Approval of July minutes
b. Treasurer’s report
c. Next meeting: Oct. 25

5. Public Comment 

6. Adjournment

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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.

PAC July 2021 Remote Meeting

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Remote Meeting
Monday, July 26, 2021
6:30 p.m.

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Agenda

1. Introductions and Approval of Draft Agenda

2. Voices from the Wards

3. Unfinished Business
a. Follow-up discussion (Budget presentation)
b. Pedestrian bridge
c. Other

4. New Business
a. DDOT presentation on fatalities, automated traffic enforcement, and Vision Zero budget – Linda Bailey and Charles Turner 
b. OP presentation on “Our City, Our Spaces” – Rita Abou Samra
c. Agency reports

5. Administrative Topics and Next Meeting
a. Approval of June minutes
b. Treasurer’s report
c. Next meeting: Sept. 27

6. Public Comment 

7. Adjournment

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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.

PAC June 2021 Remote Meeting

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Remote Meeting
Monday, June 28, 2021
6:30 p.m.

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Proposed Agenda

1. Introductions

2. Confirm Agenda

3. Voices from the Wards – Cheryle Adams, Ward 6

4. Unfinished Business
a. Follow-up discussion (Signal Optimization presentation)
b. Recap/discussion of June 10th Transportation Committee budget oversight hearing
c. PAC communications role
d. Other

5. New Business
a. Agency reports
b. DDOT presentation on budget proposal – Dan Emerine and Saesha Carlile

6. Administrative Topics and Next Meeting
a. Approval of May minutes
b. Treasurer’s report
c. Next meeting: July 26

7. Public Comment 

8. Adjournment

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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.

PAC May 2021 Remote Meeting

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Remote Meeting
Monday, May 24, 2021
6:30 p.m.

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Agenda

1. Introductions

2. Voices from the Wards – Priscilla Magee, At-Large Councilmember Mendelson

3. Unfinished Business
a. Recap of Vision Zero roundtable
b. PAC communications role
c. Other

4. New Business
a. Agency reports
b. Presentation on DDOT signal optimization project – Joshua Wolfgram
c. Discussion of DDOT budget

5. Administrative Topics and Next Meeting
a. Approval of April 26 and May 10 minutes
b. Treasurer’s report
c. Next meeting: June 28

6. Public Comment 

7. Adjournment

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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.

PAC Special Meeting May 10, 2021

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Special Meeting
Monday, May 10, 2021
7 p.m.

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Agenda

1. Call to order and roll call


3. Public comment (time permitting)

4. Adjournment


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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.

PAC April 2021 Remote Meeting

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Remote Meeting
Monday, April 26, 2021
6:30 p.m.

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Agenda

1. Introductions

2. Voices from the Wards – Kathy Davin, Ward 2

3. Unfinished Business
a. Discussion and vote to amend PAC bylaws
b. PAC communications role
c. Automated Traffic Enforcement
d. Other

4. New Business
a. Agency reports
b. MUTCD and infrastructure safety treatments
c. Budget and recent traffic fatalities
d. PAC goals/strategies
e. Other

5. Administrative Topics and Next Meeting
a. Approval of March minutes
b. Treasurer’s report
c. Next meeting: May 24

6. Public Comment 

7. Adjournment

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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.

PAC March 2021 Remote Meeting

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Remote Meeting
Monday, March 22, 2021
6:30 p.m.

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Agenda

1. Introductions

2. Voices from the Wards

3. Old Business
a. Discussion of unresolved issues from February meeting
b. Discussion of activities and events from past month

4. New Business
a. Agency reports
b. Automated Traffic Enforcement/Vision Zero budget report by Linda Bailey, Director, DDOT Vision Zero Office
c. PAC structure for Fiscal Year 2020
i. Goals
ii. Objectives 
iii. Calendar
iv. Meetings
v. Member contributions
vi. Google Drive

5. Administrative Topics and Next Meeting
a. Approval of February minutes
b. Treasurer’s report
c. Next meeting: April 26

6. Public Comment 

7. Adjournment

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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.

PAC February 2021 Remote Meeting

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Remote Meeting
Monday, Feb. 22, 2021
6:30 p.m.

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Agenda

1. Introductions (5 min.)

2. Discussion and vote on sidewalks and pedestrian infrastructure priorities letter (40 min.)

3. Presentation on moveDC, DDOT’s long-range transportation plan (40 min.)

4. Agency reports (20 min.)
• MPD
• DDOT
• DPR
• DCPS
• OP

5. Administrative topics (10 min.)
• Treasurer’s report 
• Approval of January minutes
• Next meeting: March 22

6. Public comment (time permitting)

7. Adjournment

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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.

PAC January 2021 Remote Meeting

D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council Remote Meeting
Monday, Jan. 25, 2021
6:30 p.m.


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Agenda

1. Introductions

2. Election of PAC officers (15 min.)

3. DDOT/Office of Planning streateries presentation (20 min.)

4. Discussion and vote on liability policy recommendation for electric mobility devices (20 min.)

5. Discussion and vote on recommendations concerning sidewalks and transportation infrastructure priorities (30 min.)

6. Agency reports (15 min.)
• MPD
• DDOT
• DPR
• DCPS
• OP

7. Administrative topics (10 min.)
• Treasurer’s report
• Approval of December minutes

8. Public comment (time permitting)

9. Adjournment

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This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at opengovoffice@dc.gov.