ANC Commissioner Sylvia Pinkney announced via flyer that she is going to host a safety walk at 11 am on Saturday, October 23 at 11am on Lincoln Rd.
The walk is in response to work by a group of concerned Eckington and Edgewood residents recently filed a number of important traffic safety requests regarding Lincoln Rd. Even though this corridor is home to two recreation centers and adjacent to several schools, it is also the site of persistent reckless driving, speeding, and crashes. The traffic safety assessment requests are an attempt to get the city to install some basic protections for pedestrians as well as speed bumps and all-way-stop signs that would slow down drivers cutting through our neighborhood.
The D.C. Department of Transportation recently announced that it was going to try to speed up these kinds of requests; however, local advisory neighborhood commissioners continue to have a great deal of power to influence what requests move forward.
If you would like to support the implementation of safety measures on Lincoln Rd., please attend Commissioner Pinkney’s safety walk. You can also stay up-to-date with the group advocating for changes to Lincoln Rd. at https://lincolnroadne.wixsite.com/lincolnroadne.
The Eckington Civic Association has not taken any action on these requests yet; however, we anticipate voting on a letter supporting these requests at an upcoming meeting. The safety concerns are also consistent with a traffic safety survey that the ECA conducted in 2019 as well as an August 2019 letter and traffic safety assessment request for Lincoln Rd. The ECA is not aware of any steps taken by DDOT to address the concerns raised by the ECA about Lincoln Rd. since August 2019.