Cleveland park streetscape and safety project

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Who we are these people?
Gabriela Vega – Transportation Planner, DDOT/PPSA
George Branyan – Pedestrian Program Coordinator, DDOT/PPSA
Trey Dickerson – Civil Engineer, DDOT/IPMA
DDOT – District Department of Transportation
PPSA – Policy Planning and sustainability Administration
IPMA – Infrastructure Project Management Administration
Needs of the Community:
1.1 Connecticut Ave. and Porter St.
CCC - Curb Cuts from gas station create conflicts between
pedestrians and Vehicles.
DDOT – work with gas station owner to close curb cut on Connecticut
Avenue and install curb extension to minimize turning speed
2. Connecticut Ave. and Porter St.
CCC – Five leg intersection is confusing for pedestrian activity
and vehicles get stuck in middle of intersection
DDOT – major capital improvement project that involves design,
engineering, and a budget of 4-6 million.
DDOT will also investigate the No Left turn regulation on NB Conn Ave.
3. Porter and Quebec Streets
CCC – Traffic signal needed for vehicles exiting gas station
DDOT – Traffic signal may not solve problem of vehicles stuck in
middle of the box. Extending the median to prohibit vehicles from
turning left is option but there is no location where they could
turn to travel westbound on Porter St.
3. Porter and Quebec Streets
CCC - Pedestrians and vehicles conflict within the gas station area
when pedestrians cross through the gas station
DDOT - Unfortunately DDOT cannot control pedestrian and
vehicle conflict at this location
4. Connecticut Ave. and Ordway St.
CCC - Service Road Exit adds danger and confusion
DDOT -Unfortunately DDOT cannot control pedestrian and
vehicle conflict at this location
5. Connecticut Ave. and Ordway St.
CCC – northbound vehicles turning eastbound from Connecticut
Avenue are unaware of pedestrians crossing Ordway St.
DDOT – DDOT can install regulatory signs, will align signal heads
appropriately and look into re-timing entire intersection to lower
confusion
6. Connecticut Avenue
between Ordway and Macomb
CCC – Mid-block pedestrian crossings because of length of block
DDOT – Install hawk signal and associated concrete work
7. Connecticut Avenue
@ Macomb and Ordway Streets
CCC – Vehicles trying to enter/exit service road get stuck on
Connecticut Avenue or get stuck in the crosswalk
DDOT – Check the signal timing and further observations
8. Connecticut Ave. and Newark St.
CCC – Low lighting, low visibility for pedestrians crossing Newark
DDOT – check light intensity of the corridor and check if there
are bulbs that need to be replaced
9 and 10. Connecticut Ave. and Newark St.
CCC – Low yield to pedestrians crossing Newark, and from drivers
Entering Newark from northbound Connecticut Avenue.
CCC – angle of the intersection is not conducive to safety for peds
DDOT – install quick curb and flex posts to prevent a slip lane effect
from eastbound Newark Street. Prohibit northbound traffic on
Connecticut Avenue from entering Newark Streets
11. Connecticut Ave. Service Road
CCC – Very narrow sidewalk (on both sides of service road)
DDOT – sidewalks cannot be expanded unless segment is
fully reconstructed
12. Connecticut Ave. Service Road
CCC – Vehicles exiting service road should have right turn only
movements
DDOT – not practical, it would generate other problems along
Ordway Street
13. Connecticut Ave. Service Road
CCC – Vehicles exiting service road during red cycles
DDOT – re-install No Turn on Red sign at location where drivers
cannot miss it
14. Connecticut Ave. between
Macomb and Porter Streets
CCC – Excessive speeds and red light running
DDOT – enforcement, red light camera – program by MPD
15 – 17. Connecticut Ave. between
Macomb and Porter Streets
CCC – Low lighting, replace existing cobra lights
DDOT – DDOT can replace arm and light fixture and install new
light post where there is not enough light intensity for a new
light. Existing light posts can be painted
18. Connecticut Ave. between
Macomb and Porter Streets
CCC – comprehensive traffic study and preliminary
design and engineering
DDOT – DDOT recommends traffic study that provides residents with
options for new streetscape design addressing safety and
livability issues that cannot be covered by this grant
19. Connecticut Ave. between
Macomb and Porter Streets
CCC – Lack of historic place making
DDOT – Install benches, historic signs, and tree inventory
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