Sidewalk Widening Community Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
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I don't see a raise hand option, so this chat message serves as raising my hand. :-)
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How is the reduced parking rates being promoted?
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.
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I really appreciate having extended sidewalks and outdoor dinning. It makes the neighborhood feel more vibrant.
How do Uber and Lyft know that there are designated pick up and drop off locations?
I am impressed with your approach. Complex issue, worth the struggle. Thank you.
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
on Wisc and M St there are bank parking lots, schools, parks. What deals are being made with them?
Peggy Sands orchowski
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?
Georgetown needs RPP2 one side of the street parking 24/7 like every other neighborhood these days.
Currently, the two circulator buses that travel through Georgetown have routes on Wisconsin Ave and M St.
These circulator buses are free currently
sorry I can't find the raise hand button but I also would like to raise my hand to comment
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?
Daphna please use the reactions button
Parking garages are empty. Spaces on M abd Wisconsin should be maximum parking for10 minutes not2 hours!
I hate the look of those sidewalk extensions #tacky #cheugy
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.
Well said Elizabeth
I completely agree!
@Elizabeth Miller -> YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!
During the Glover Park experiment it took 45 days to get from Georgetown to Glover Park.
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.
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.
Thank you, Ron!
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.
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/
Thanks all for the information tonight
Thank you for taking the time to host this meeting.
thanks for your time
It could help if you actually named businesses who like the setup.
Sherri Anne Green
Thank you Elizabeth Miller. Great comments.
Thanks. I appreciatethe engagement.
Thanks for all of your efforts. Love the streeteries.