Thursday, January 14, 2010

Streetcars on Wisconsin Avenue?

At the January 14th ANC 3B (Glover Park/Cathedral Heights) meeting, the Commission discussed the issue of Streetcars on Wisconsin Avenue. DDOT has begun the infrastructure construction for a streetcar system in parts of Wards 6, 7 and 8. The system map shows transit lines crisscrossing the greater downtown and 'East of River' areas. The Ward Map Boards" (PDF) show a possibility for a future extension from Georgetown up Wisconsin Avenue.

One Glover Park Listserv contributor has outlined several reasons why this is a good idea and how it can work. This is an exciting opportunity to bring the areas of Glover Park, and possibly upper Northwest "Back to the Future" by returning streetcars back to communities that once had them.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tenleytown Safeway on Hold

As a follow up to a previous entry regarding Safeway, the Zoning Commission granted an indefinite postponement to the grocery store. The DC Metro Urban Diary has a recap of the issue.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New Meter Rates for Wisconsin Avenue

DCist picks up on the new guidelines for parking rates in "premium demand zones" throughout downtown and selected neighborhoods.

According to the guidelines, Wisconsin Avenue from Van Ness Street to Western Avenue qualifies and will be subject to rates totaling $2.00/hr. The kicker is that enforcement here will be in effect until 10:00 PM.

Unless the corresponding Residential Permit Parking times are also adjusted, this may simply make parking in residential areas harder in high-traffic areas such as Friendship Heights and Tenleytown.