On the calendar: Advocacy today, parks Thu., parking Mon.
Former DC planning director Ellen McCarthy, Cleveland Park activist Jeff Davis, and I will be talking about how to advocate for smart growth at a Ward 3 Vision panel tonight, and a number of parks advocates and I will talk about parks issues at Congresswoman Norton's town hall tomorrow night. I hope you can stop by either event!
Photo by emdot on Flickr.
Monday is also an exciting event, the Coalition for Smarter Growth's forum with Jeff Tumlin of Nelson\Nygaard to talk about parking policy. They expect the forum, at the National Capitol Planning Commission, to fill up so RSVP today.
These are a few of the events on the Greater Greater Washington calendar. Here's what's coming up:
Hearings on Metrobus changes
(10/22 to 10/30, 6 pm): WMATA's latest slate of Metrobus route tweaks and changes
will make the A9 into a limited-stop MetroExtra, add Saturday 79 service, split the 2A/2B and 23A/23B, and many more.
Public hearings are Mon. 10/22 in Anacostia, Wed. 10/24 in Shirlington, Mon. 10/29 in New Carrollton and Falls Church, and 10/30 in Lamond-Riggs, all with an open house at 6 and then a presentation at 6:30. To speak, sign up by emailing email@example.com; or submit written testimony at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advocating for Smart Growth with Ward 3 Vision
(Wed. 10/24, 7 pm at the Tenley/Friendship Library): The pro-Smart Growth citizen group Ward 3 Vision is hosting me, former DC planning director Ellen McCarthy, and Cleveland Park activist Jeff Davis to talk about how residents can advocate for more walkable, bikeable, livable, and inclusive neighborhoods.
Meeting on Georgia Ave bus lanes
Wed. 10/24, 7 pm at ECAC). DDOT is proposing dedicated bus lanes
on Georgia Avenue between Barry Place and Florida Avenue. Tonight is the 2nd of 2 meetings to talk to the community about it. It's part of the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force meeting at ECAC, 733 Euclid St. NW. If you can attend, want to write a guest post about the proposal and community reaction? Let us know at email@example.com!
Norton's parks town hall
(Thu. 10/25, 6:30 pm at the Wilson Building): Congresswoman Norton's 2nd annual town hall
with officials from the National Park Service will cover how NPS can best work with neighbors and contribute to a better DC. I'm speaking on the panel alongside NPS Regional Director Steve Whitesell, Rich Bradley of the Downtown BID, Danielle Pierce of Downtown DC Kids, and Catherine Nagel of the City Parks Alliance.
Screening of Bag It
(Thu. 10/25, 6:30 pm in Forest Heights). The Alice Ferguson Foundation
, a nonprofit dedicated to the Potomac River watershed, is hosting a screening of Bag It
, a film about our over-reliance on plastic bags. It's at the Forest Heights Municipal Building, 5508 Araphoe Drive.
Getting Parking Right with Jeff Tumlin
(Mon. 10/29, 5:30-8:30 pm at NCPC): The Coalition for Smarter Growth is hosting a forum
with Jeff Tumlin of Nelson\Nygaard, a consulting firm that is, among other things, a national leader on parking. He has a list of 16 ways parking policies can better match demand and reduce negative consequences.
How to ride your bike through winter and at night
(Sat. 11/3, 2-4 pm at Francis A. Gregory Library in Hillcrest). A clinic from Black Women Bike
aims to help black women and all other humans feel more comfortable riding at colder or darker weather, which is a necessary part of most bike commuting as we get into the winter.
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