New York Avenue, between the Anacostia River and the Brentwood Parkway will increase the number of residential developments upwards of 300o units. The New York Avenue Corridor has scores of planned big box retail, industrial building reuse, new hotels, and potential Municipal office realignment which will add to the traffic density. Earlier this month I proposed the possibility of using a portion of the Amtrak Right-of-Way, running parallel to the proposed bike trail along a portion of New York Ave, and designed to move people to the places they need to go along New York Ave and adjacent neighborhoods. The majority of the route would avoid congestion by running adjacent New York Ave but off the main road. The idea is in its infancy and will need extensive modification with upcoming developments and has not received any level of approval. This is part of a broader plan to provide a comprehensive transportation network to the residents of this community who’s homes are divided by rail road, major arterial roads and industrial land use. This route is suggested to work in connection with the Circulator and traditional Metro Bus Service. It is time that we update and modify the bus routes for the changing needs of residents and visitors, especially our streamlining and reducing travel time for Seniors. I believe this will encourage increased ridership,as well as the dependency and efficiency of our mass transportation infrastructure.
All diagrams are options for the community to weigh-in and comment on in upcoming meetings.