Public Meeting #3 Far Southeast II Livability Study

April 27, 2011

What is Livability?
 Livability is a community’s quality of life as experienced

by the people who live, work, and recreate there.
 Livability relies on the interplay among key

development areas including transportation, public health, housing, cultural resources and the natural environment.

Project Purpose
 The purpose of the study is to enhance the livability and quality of

life for residents and visitors.  Study Objectives are to:  Identify specific issues that impact the safety of pedestrians, motorists, bicyclists and transit riders;  Devise a comprehensive approach towards implementing traffic calming and safety measures;  Improve access near schools, churches, parks, recreational centers, and community service providers;  Design cost-effective and system-wide improvements, with measurable benchmarks for success.

Project Background

Study Area

Proposed Recommendations

Improvement Types
 Pedestrian Safety Improvements  Bicycle Accommodations

 Transit Stop Improvements
 Traffic Calming Measures

 Other Design Considerations

Basis for Recommendations
 Promote “Livability” for all Modes of Transportation  Data Collection/Analysis/Field Observations  Public Comments/Public Meetings  Design Standards/Guidelines  DDOT Planning and Design Reviews  Recent Improvements  Overlapping Studies  Engineering Judgment

Alabama Avenue - Profile
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Functional Classification: Minor Arterial Snow Emergency Route Average Daily Traffic: 11,600 vehicles per day Roadway Width: 40 Feet Posted Speed Limit: 25 MPH
 85th Percentile Speed: 35 MPH

 On-Street Parking Present During Off-Peak between Suitland

Road and Pennsylvania Avenue  (In General), Sidewalks Present on both sides of street  Bus Routes and Stops Present  PM Peak Period Turn Restrictions to cross streets

Alabama Avenue Between 30th Street and 36th Street

Alabama Avenue Between 36th Street and 38th Street

Alabama Avenue Recommended Typical Section

Alabama Avenue at

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Branch Avenue - Profile
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Functional Classification:  Minor Arterial (north of Pennsylvania Avenue)  Principal Arterial (south of Pennsylvania Avenue) Snow Emergency Route (south of Pennsylvania Avenue) Average Daily Traffic:  About 10,000 vehicles per day (north of Pennsylvania Avenue)  About 20,000 vehicles per day (south of Pennsylvania Avenue) Roadway Width: 40 Feet Posted Speed Limit: 25 MPH  85th Percentile Speed: 45 MPH (north of Pennsylvania Ave) 36 MPH (south of Pennsylvania Ave) On-Street Parking Present During Off-Peak between Suitland Road and Pennsylvania Avenue (In General) Sidewalks Present on east side only Bus Routes and Stops Present (Stops located south of Pennsylvania Avenue) PM Peak Period Turn Restrictions to cross streets

Branch Avenue Between Alabama Avenue and Anacostia Road

Branch Avenue Recommended Typical Section (Same as Existing)

Branch Avenue at U Street & Park Drive

Good Hope Road - Profile
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Functional Classification: Minor Arterial Snow Emergency Route Average Daily Traffic:  About 17,000 vehicles per day (13th Street to Naylor Road)  About 14,700 vehicles per day (Naylor Road to Alabama Avenue) Roadway Width: 36 - 40 Feet Posted Speed Limit: 25 MPH  85th Percentile Speed: 41 MPH (between 24th Street and Altamont Place) On-Street Parking Present During Off-Peak Sidewalks Present Bus Routes and Stops Present

Good Hope Road Between Minnesota Avenue and 18th Street

Good Hope Road Recommended Typical Section

Good Hope Road at Minnesota Avenue

Good Hope Road at 15th Street

Good Hope Road Between 18th Street and 24th Street

Good Hope Road Recommended Typical Section

Good Hope Road at Fendall Street & 18th Street

Good Hope Road at Fort Circle Park Crossing

Minnesota Avenue - Profile
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Functional Classification: Minor Arterial Average Daily Traffic:  About 10,000 vehicles per day (Good Hope Road to Pennsylvania Avenue)  About 25,300 vehicles per day (Pennsylvania Avenue to Randle Circle) Roadway Width: 40 - 42 Feet Posted Speed Limit: 25 MPH  85th Percentile Speed: 30 MPH (between 19th Street and 22nd Street); 36 MPH (between N Street and Anacostia Road) No On-Street Parking Restrictions Sidewalks Present Bus Routes and Stops Present

Minnesota Avenue Between Good Hope Road and Pennsylvania Avenue

Minnesota Avenue Recommended Typical Section

Minnesota Avenue at Q Street

Minnesota Avenue at Nicholson Street & White Place

Naylor Road - Profile
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Functional Classification: Minor Arterial Average Daily Traffic:  About 16,000 vehicles per day (25th Street to Good Hope Road)  About 14,700 vehicles per day (Good Hope Road to Southern Avenue) Roadway Width: 36 - 40 Feet Posted Speed Limit: 25 MPH  85th Percentile Speed: 40 MPH (between 27th Street and Altamont Place) (In General) No On-Street Parking Restrictions Sidewalks Present Bus Routes and Stops Present

Naylor Road Between Altamont Place and T Street

Naylor Road Recommended Typical Section

Naylor Road at Altamont Place

Naylor Road Between Good Hope Road and Altamont Place

Naylor Road Recommended Typical Section

Naylor Road at Fort Circle Park Crossing & 27th Street

Southern Avenue Between Branch Avenue and Suitland Road

Southern Avenue - Profile
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Functional Classification: Minor Arterial Snow Emergency Route Average Daily Traffic:  About 11,300 vehicles per day (Suitland Road to Massachusetts Avenue)  About 10,200 vehicles per day (Suitland Parkway to Suitland Road) Roadway Width: 42 - 44 Feet Posted Speed Limit: 25 MPH  85th Percentile Speed: 37 MPH (between 30th Street and Naylor Road) (In General) No On-Street Parking Restrictions (In General) Sidewalks Present on west side only Bus Routes and Stops Present

Southern Avenue Recommended Typical Section

Southern Avenue at 36th Place & Oxon Run Place

Representative Spot Improvements

Minnesota Avenue at N Street

18th Street, Between Minnesota Avenue and Good Hope Road

Safe Routes To School
 7 Public Schools within Study Area  Most adjacent roadways have complete sidewalk

coverage to/from the school access points  Recommendations for Sidewalk, Signing, and Crosswalk Pavement Marking improvements at any Deficient intersections

Safe Routes To School Sample Improvement Locations
 Good Hope Road at 15th Street (Reduce Crossing Distance)  Ketcham Elementary School  30th Street at S Street (Pedestrian Warning Signs at Crosswalk)  Randle Highlands Elementary School  Alabama Avenue at 36th Place (Rapid Flash Beacon)  Beers Elementary School  Minnesota Avenue at S Street & 18th Street (Realign Crosswalk)  Anacostia High School  Minnesota Avenue at Nicholson Street & White Place (Pedestrian

Refuge Area)

 Orr Elementary School

Other Spot Improvements
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Roadway Lighting along 27th Street, between Naylor Road and Texas Avenue Install Sidewalk along west side of Alabama Avenue, north of Pennsylvania Avenue Install Sidewalk along Branch Avenue, north of Pennsylvania Avenue Replace damaged, non-standard signing and faded pavement markings along main roadways Transit Stop Improvements

PLEASE VIEW THE RECOMMENDATIONS MAPS AND TABLES AT TONIGHT’S MEETING FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL RECOMMENDED IMPROVEMENT LOCATIONS

Next Steps

Receive Concurrence on Estimated Timeframes for Recommendations
   Short-Term (6-8 months) Mid-Term (8-18 months) Long-Term (> 18 months)

Prioritize all short-term and any mid-term improvements that DDOT can fund for construction during upcoming fiscal year Prepare Final Report summarizing recommendations for Far Southeast II Livability Study Establish Performance Measures (speed reduction, crash data, traffic operations) for assessing the intended benefits of each improvement

Questions/Comments
Project Website:
http://www.farsoutheastlivability.com