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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • The Georgetown Current reported yesterday that despite an expert report (that was paid for by DDOT and vetted by the community) that recommended a Barnes Dance for Wisconsin and M St., DDOT has rejected the idea. To his credit, ANC commissioner Ron Lewis was quoted opposing DDOT’s decision. Is an ANC resolution in the future?
  • The most unpopular couple in DC (well, not actually in DC, Virginia has to take credit/blame for them) will be at the next Q&A Cafe.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Burton Wood, longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Dent Place Association, passed away.
  • Greater Greater Washington doesn’t agree with GM’s call for a Barnes Dance in Georgetown.

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May Georgetown Have This Barnes Dance?

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It was reported last week that DDOT is planning on bringing the Barnes Dance to Chinatown, specifically the intersection of 7th and H. A Barnes Dance (or all pedestrian phase) is a system whereby a certain portion of the crossing light pattern shuts down all car traffic and enables pedestrians to cross from whatever side they want. This even enables pedestrians to cross diagonally.

Traditionally, Barnes Dances would restrict pedestrian crossing to only when the all pedestrian phase was on. DDOT apparently wants to institute a modified Barnes Dance whereby pedestrians will still be able to cross when cars are traveling (as they do now).

While 7th and H may have displaced Wisconsin and M and the most busy intersection in the city, a Barnes Dance would be a great addition to the center of Georgetown. In fact, a study commissioned by DDOT specifically recommended the addition of a Barnes Dance to the intersection of Wisconsin and M. Continue reading

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