Circulator Meeting Next Week

Upset about how the proposed Circulator changes would negatively affect your commute? Unsure how you feel but want to hear more about it? Just really love the Circulator? If you said yes to any of these questions, you ought to come on out for the Semi-Annual Circulator Open House, which will conveniently be held at Pinstripes next Monday 6-8 pm.

Getting DDOT to hold this meeting in Georgetown in the first place is an achievement. So it’s critical that the voices of Georgetown be heard. Particularly on the question of breaking up the lines, as DDOT has proposed. These changes would take the current Georgetown to Union Station route and have it go no further than Wisconsin and M St. (instead of up to the Safeway). A new route would ply Wisconsin Ave. all the way up to the Cathedral, but it will only go so far east as McPherson. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Anokarina.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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3100 block of Congress Ct.

3100 block of Congress Court

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Quick Changes to Key Bridge Traffic

The local Fox news channel is crowing its success in spurring DDOT to install lane delineators at the northern side of the Key Bridge. (GM tried to embed the report, but was unsuccessful). The channel recently ran a report complaining about drivers that skip the line of cars waiting to turn left. In apparent response to the report, DDOT installed a line of plastic stanchions to prevent the cutters (you can see them installed above).

While this appears to be an example of a nimble agency responding to a fixable problem, it nonetheless rubs GM the wrong way. There are a lot of things wrong with that intersection and the roads that feed to it. Local residents and organizations have been pleading to DDOT to take a holistic look at the entire system for a while, without much success. Many of the recommendations of the Georgetown Transportation study, for example, sit on the shelf collecting dust. Continue reading

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Photo by John Leszczynski.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Georgetown Waterfront

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Unbuilt Georgetown

Last year the Georgetown University library held an exhibition on various dramatic proposals that would have affected the campus, that is if they were actually built. Sadly, GM missed the exhibition, but the library’s website has many of the materials.

Above you’ll see the proposed foreign service school building from 1949. It would rise above the Potomac. Here’s another version of it:

Here is an image produced to raise money to construct an extension of the original quad. The project was dubbed “Greater Georgetown”. Ultimately only two of the three proposed buildings were constructed: Copley Hall and White-Gravenor. The third unbuilt building was to be named Poulton Hall.

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