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Stanton Park Traffic Safety Discussed at ANC 6C

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6C met on June 12 via WebEx. Commissioners Christy Kwan (6C01), Leslie Merkle (6C02, secretary), Jay Adelstein (6C03), Mark Eckenwiler (6C04, chair), Patricia Eguino (6C06) and Tony Goodman (6C07, vice chair) were in attendance. Commissioner Joel Kelty (6C05, treasurer) was absent.

In early June, an SUV collided with a tree just short of a children’s playground in Stanton Park at Fourth and C Streets NE.

The “horrific” looking crash “could have been a lot worse,” siad Vice Chair Goodman, emphasizing the importance of implementing additional public safety measures to prevent future incidents. The implementation of a protected multi-use pathway on the innermost lane around the park would “provide an additional level of security” for the park by slowing down cars, he continued.

Commissioners voted to request the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) narrow surrounding traffic lanes and provide additional pedestrian and bicycle space around the perimeter of Stanton Park.

Other Matters
Constituent Liaison from DC Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D) office, Noah Glasgow, briefed commissioners on Federal FY 25 appropriations bill highlighting funding for DC Water for flooding and river clean-up projects, the Major General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National Guard Retention and College Access Program and the District’s efforts against HIV and AIDS.

The commission voted to:

  • write to DDOT opposing the removal of the contraflow bike lane along 600 block of M Street NE and to request the addition of specialized crosswalk at Sixth and M Streets NE and a bike lane along the west side of Sixth Street between Florida Avenue and M Street NE.
  • write to DDOT requesting the prioritization of the Traffic Safety Input (TSI) request made for Third and L Streets NE traffic safety with reference to previously requested speed tables and other traffic calming measures be taken in that area.

ANC 6C will meet next on July 10 at 7 p.m. via WebEx. Visit anc6c.org to learn more about the commission and register to attend the meeting.

Sarah Payne is a reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at sarahp@hillrag.com.

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