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BRT Along New York Ave. – Upcoming Options for Community Review

Accelerator Route

Accelerator Sample

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.

Circulator Route

 

Potential Circulator Route – NY Avenue Gateway Market Place

Proposed Route

Very soon New York Avenue will provide DC residents and visitors access to retailers less than 10 minutes away from one another that would otherwise take an entire day to get to around the DMV. Costco, Dicks Sporting Goods, Planet Fitness, Nike Community Store, REI & Union Market can all be found along the same corridor in the city.  So how do we connect all of these retailers and adjacent communities to Metro?  Circulator!  A circulator route would not only make it more accessible to local residents without the need to drive, it also has the potential to become a tourist destination once the developments are complete.

Ideas proposed are my own and do not represent the ideas of all constituents or ANC Commissions.  These are just ideas for discussion.