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March 20th Update
CAPA has turned its attention to photo enforcement. Marlene Berlin made a presentation to the Community Advisory Council to the Second District making the case for beefed up traffic enforcement along Connecticut and Wisconsin Avenues. The Current printed a Viewpoint on the need for traffic enforcement on February 8. On February 12, Ms. Berlin presented testimony to the Council at the oversight hearing on MPD on the need for increased traffic enforcement and public education campaign on our traffic laws. On March 2 she again presented testimony at the oversight hearing on transportation on the need for a network sidewalks and specified that Forest Hills is still awaiting sidewalks access to Connecticut Avenue on many of its streets. She also highlighted the need for a better system to maintain our sidewalks throughout the city.
As Vice-Chair of the Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC) created by legislation to advise the DC Council and the Mayor on pedestrian issues, Ms. Berlin is working with another member of the PAC, Anne Marie Bairstow, and a CAPA member, to request ANCs in Ward 3 pass resolutions, similar to the one was passed by ANC 3C under Ms. Bairstow’s stewardship as Chair in support of the new photo enforcement measures that Lisa Sutter, head of photo enforcement will roll out this summer.
CAPA News November 16, 2011
CAPA Audit Report by Neighborhood and list
DDOT responds to CAPA requests for Increase
DC Pedestrian Advisory Council Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month at 1 Judiciary Square on the 11th Floor from 6-8 PM Contact Marlene Berlin email@example.com to confirm.
November 30th at 7 PM: Second District Community Advisory Council Meeting, 3320 Idaho Avenue. Come and talk about your experience on the street as a pedestrian and suggest that the community and police work together to develop a traffic enforcement plan for the Second District.
December 13 at 10:30 in Rm 412: Councilmember Cheh is holding a hearing on the Pedestrian Protection Amendment Act of 2011. This would require a motorist to stop before the intersection if there is a car already stopped at the intersection. For details about testifying please click here.