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Sidewalk Widening Community Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Gordon Chaffin
21:16
I don't see a raise hand option, so this chat message serves as raising my hand. :-)
Nat Cannon
21:45
Noted! Thank you, we'll address questions shortly.
Joe Sternlieb
21:46
The button is on the reactions tab
Gordon Chaffin
22:00
Understood. Thanks
Celeste Biagini
22:13
How is the reduced parking rates being promoted?
Celeste Biagini
30:15
I am a strong advocate of the streateries but live a block off M st and have seen an increase in illegal parking/lack of enforcement. Also, feel unsafe eating on the decking because the speed limits do not appear to be enforced.
Jamie Scott
31:15
Resident survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GeorgetownDecksResidentSurvey
Jamie Scott
31:45
Business survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GeorgetownDecksBusinessSurvey
Jeanne Jordan
34:11
I really appreciate having extended sidewalks and outdoor dinning. It makes the neighborhood feel more vibrant.
Hannah Isles
35:43
How do Uber and Lyft know that there are designated pick up and drop off locations?
Patricia McLagan
36:22
I am impressed with your approach. Complex issue, worth the struggle. Thank you.
Gordon Chaffin
38:42
I forgot to say that I arrived from Edgewood to Shop Made in DC via Capital Bikeshare. I need more bike parking and appreciate you adding much more.
Peggy Sands orchowski
41:16
on Wisc and M St there are bank parking lots, schools, parks. What deals are being made with them?
Peggy Sands orchowski
42:38
Also is there any movement to provide free shuttles up and down M and Wisc Aves as they do in Bethesda and many other places. Is there a plan to increase those?
william Starrels
43:24
Georgetown needs RPP2 one side of the street parking 24/7 like every other neighborhood these days.
Jeanne Jordan
44:07
Currently, the two circulator buses that travel through Georgetown have routes on Wisconsin Ave and M St.
Jeanne Jordan
44:28
These circulator buses are free currently
Daphna Peled
46:18
sorry I can't find the raise hand button but I also would like to raise my hand to comment
Hannah Isles
46:44
Have you thought about approaching parking lots on the edges of Georgetown to offer reduced rate parking, so that drivers can park inexpensively and walk in without adding to the the congestion along Wisc. and M?
John Wiebenson
48:07
Daphna please use the reactions button
Denis Abrams
48:28
Parking garages are empty. Spaces on M abd Wisconsin should be maximum parking for10 minutes not2 hours!
Neville Waters
53:48
I hate the look of those sidewalk extensions #tacky #cheugy
elizabeth miller
55:47
Yes for streateries (with specific design criteria)! However, I do not support the widened sidewalk initiative for three reasons…1) SAFETY: This effort makes it less safe for scooter/bike riders and very difficult to balance drivers/cars/delivery/ride-sharing/buses/EMS vehicles. A study should have been conducted prior to installation of such a massive change in public space. 2) HURTING BUSINESSES: I go in and out of shops all the time - not a single shop owner has found this effort helpful to them .. in fact they have found it to be a hinderance to doing business. My hair salon has sent multiple emails telling people to give themselves at least half an hour to find parking 3) DESIGN AESTHETICS: It looks like Daytona Beach in our historic village with this plastic decking. It’s important that our beautiful community maintain some kind of dignity to it. I do not support extending the permit for sidewalk widening.
Elisabeth LaMotte
59:00
Well said Elizabeth
Hannah Isles
59:16
I completely agree!
Neville Waters
59:53
@Elizabeth Miller -> YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!
william Starrels
01:00:07
During the Glover Park experiment it took 45 days to get from Georgetown to Glover Park.
Hannah Isles
01:00:49
W/regard to safety, the reduced traffic lanes on M and Wisc. leads to more congestion on the side streets, which leads to reduced safety in the residential areas for pedestrians.
Santiago L
01:01:35
It's worth noting that the extended sidewalks aren't just for social distancing but they promote more accessibility for the movement disabled who are often crushed in the older narrowed sidewalks.
Claire Bettag
01:02:37
Thank you, Ron!
Elsa Santoyo
01:08:10
Eating at Lutece recently I observed four instances of Emergency vehicles unable to navigate without being blocked by cars for more minutes than emergencies can afford.
Celeste Biagini
01:08:12
UPS and FedEx are parking on the residential streets to make their deliveries because they cannot park on M Street creating even more of a parking issue. for residents/
Jamie Scott
01:08:54
jscott@georgetowndc.com
william Starrels
01:09:11
Thanks all for the information tonight
Celeste Biagini
01:09:25
Thank you
elizabeth miller
01:09:33
Thank you for taking the time to host this meeting.
Daphna Peled
01:09:52
thanks for your time
Claire Bettag
01:09:55
It could help if you actually named businesses who like the setup.
Sherri Anne Green
01:10:05
Thank you Elizabeth Miller. Great comments.
Patricia McLagan
01:10:11
Thanks. I appreciatethe engagement.
virginia poole
01:10:14
Thanks for all of your efforts. Love the streeteries.