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Update | October 3, 2019

Brianne on Your Block at Open Streets this Saturday!

Join Councilmember Nadeau this Saturday at DC's very first Open Streets event! Nearly three miles of Georgia Avenue (through Wards 1 and 4) will be closed to motor-vehicle traffic, allowing residents to walk, bike along and in the roadway and enjoy a wide range of activities for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

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Councilmember Nadeau will hold office hours for a portion of the event at Georgia Avenue and Irving Street NW, where you can come by to discuss local issues, learn about the Councilmember's latest initiatives, and meet your neighbors. 

 

What: Community Office Hours at Open Streets

Who: Your Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau

Where: Georgia Avenue NW and Irving Street NW

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019; 12:00pm – 1:30pm (Open Streets is 10-2)

 

NOTE: Due to the Open Streets event, motor vehicle traffic will be restricted from 8:00am until no later than 5:00pm along Georgia Ave NW

 

Learn more about Open Streets

 

The Mayor's Open Streets DC event on Georgia Ave (Barry Place to Missouri Ave) is coming up this Saturday, October 5, 10am to 2pm.

 

Volunteering: There are still opportunities to volunteer and interested participants can sign-up online. There is an informational video for all volunteers with appreciation gifts for 2 hour shifts, including a one-year membership to Capital Bikeshare ($85 value), t-shirt, and water bottle.

 

Activities: All activities will be free with a focus on fitness and the Mayor's Vision Zero agenda. The day's schedule is available online and you can check out an interactive map for locations

 

Parking: No parking will be allowed on Georgia Ave from Barry Pl to Missouri Ave starting at Friday at midnight. Cars parked after that time are at risk of being ticketed and towed to another location in the neighborhood. Those whose cars are towed should call (202) 541-6083.

 

Motorized Access: Unauthorized vehicles will not be allowed to drive on the impacted area starting at 8:00am (NOTEThis time has changed from 6:00am). The route and cross-traffic will reopen as soon as it is determined safe by MPD but no later than 5:00pm. 

 

Sidestreets: Residents and approved vehicles will be allowed to drive and park side streets one block off of Georgia Ave. Other cars, including business customers and visitors will be allowed to enter only at the discretion of the MPD officers posted at the entry points. 

 

Crossing Georgia Ave: No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed to cross Georgia Ave 8:00am to 5:00pm except at the discretion of MPD. 

 

Emergency Vehicles: All emergency vehicles will be allowed access to Georgia Ave and cross streets and a 20-foot fire lane will be maintained on Georgia Ave throughout the event.

 

Bus Detours: The best source of bus detours is the WMATA website. 

Description of street closures and detour routes

https://www.wmata.com/service/status/details/temporary-detour-open-streets-dc-2019-oct-5.cfm

Maps for Sherman buses 62, 63, 64

https://www.wmata.com/service/status/details/upload/OPEN_Streets_DC_62-63-64-Detour-map-003.pdf

Maps for GA Ave buses 70, 79 

https://www.wmata.com/service/status/details/upload/Open_Streets_DC_70-Detour-Map-003.pdf

Crosstown bus E4 

https://www.wmata.com/service/status/details/upload/OPEN_Streets_DC_E4.pdf

Crosstown buses H2, H4, H8  

https://www.wmata.com/service/status/details/upload/Open_Streets_DC_H2_H4_H8_maps.pdf