Thursday, July 29, 2010

Storm Clean-Up

The DC Department of Public Works has made the following suggestions regarding storm (and loss of power) clean-up:

We understand that you are clearing up yard waste from last weekend's severe storm and many of you also suffered the loss of electricity, which has led to spoiled food. The Department of Public Works wants to help by collecting the smaller tree limbs and branches, spoiled food, and the recyclable food containers. Check for your neighborhood's collection(s).

We ask you to do the following:

Yard Waste - Please cut limbs into 4-foot lengths, bundle them and place the bundles with your trash. In Supercan neighborhoods, yard waste will be collected on your regular trash collection day. In twice-a-week neighborhoods, yard waste will be collected on your second collection day. These collections are subject to available space in the trash trucks.

Spoiled Food - Please empty recyclable glass, cardboard (juice boxes, etc.) and metal food and beverage containers, rinse the containers and place them in your recycling bin(s) or cart(s). Place the spoiled food in your garbage disposal or a sturdy trash bag. The bagged food should be put in your trash can and placed out for collection on your next collection day. Recyclables are collected in Supercan neighborhoods the same day trash is collected. In twice-a-week neighborhoods, please put your recycling containers out on your scheduled collection day.

Of course, providing this information concurrent with actually receiving power would have avoided the mess that is now smelly alleys and other issues. At least it is here, now for future reference.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ward 3 Welcomes Bike Sharing

The City Paper has revealed a map of the expanded DDOT bike sharing program.

The larger system appears to have stations at the Tenleytown Metro, Van Ness/UDC Metro, American University and McLean Gardens. While there should be more opportunities for DDOT to consider as the program grows, this is a great start for the community.

Where would you want to see bike sharing expanded in the Ward?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pedestrian Group to Announce Results

According to an update, the Connecticut Avenue Pedestrian Action study is going to have a meeting to announce the results of the study. For more information:

6:30 Open House
7:00 Presentation

UDC Building 44 (on Van Ness Street)
Room A03

Monday, July 12, 2010

Solar Capacity in Ward 3 Doubles

Thanks to this installation on Reno Road, the Solar Capacity in Ward 3 has doubled.