Metropolitan Branch Trail Safety & Contact Info Sheet
Safety on the MBT: Four simple steps you can take
Be alert: Stay aware of your surroundings. Avoid wearing headphones.2)
See something? Say something. If you witness behavior that looks suspicious, trust yourinstincts and notify the police. Of particular concern is youth loitering on the trail.Obviously not all youth are out to cause trouble. Use your best judgment.3)
If possible, go with a buddy at night. You're less likely to be a victim when with others.Find a biking buddy on the MBT listserv: http://yhoo.it/MBTBuddy4)
Volunteer for the MBT Safety Patrol! The Guardian Angels have offered to trainvolunteers, but we need YOU to step up. Visit http://tinyurl.com/MBTSafetyPatrol
Who should I contact?
Call 911 - In case of emergency or to reportsuspicious behaviorCall 311 - To report broken lights, grafitti, trash,broken glass and other issues.
It's strongly recommended that you also follow up directly with the following people...
DDOT built and manages the trail. If you need to contact DDOT regarding the trail:
Heather Deutsch, Bicycle Program Specialist/Trail Plannertel: 202.671.2638 - fax: 202.671.0617 - firstname.lastname@example.org
MPD polices the trail and neighborhoods. If you need to contact MPD about crime:
Sergeant Jon Dorrough, Metropolitan Police Department Fifth Districtmobile: 202.641.6471 - fax: 202.727.8453 - email@example.com
Between Taylor Street NE and New York Ave. NE, the trail is located in Police Service Area (PSA)501. For the single block between New York Ave. and Florida Ave., it is located in PSA 504. Southof Florida Ave., the trail is located in MPD's First District and is in both PSA 101 and PSA 102.
ANC commissioners are the most local level of elected official in the District. The lower MBTcommunity is served by a number of commissioners, from north to south:
Taylor Street to Jackson Street: ANC 5C10 - Charita Brent, 5C10@anc.dc.govMonroe Street to Franklin Street: ANC 5C09 - Silas Grant, 5C09@anc.dc.govFranklin St to Rhode Island Ave: ANC 5C08 - Marshall Phillips, 5C08@anc.dc.govRhode Island Ave to Florida Ave: ANC 5C05 - Tim Clark, 5C05@anc.dc.govFlorida Ave to K Street: ANC 6C04 - Anne Phelps, 6C04@anc.dc.govK Street to Union Station: ANC 6C05 - M. Tony Richardson, 6C05@anc.dc.gov