8th St Sidewalk

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Update 6: Thank you to all of the supporters and to DDOT - the sidewalk is now installed. Not quite a ribbon-cutting, but here's a picture of my mom and I with the new sidewalk:


Update 5: DDOT has indicated the sidewalk will be installed the week of March 6. Let's cross our fingers. Thanks for your advocacy.


Update 4: On January 16, 2018, this issue was unanimously supported by the full ANC5E Commission as part of Resolution 2018-01. We are still actively pushing DDOT to install the sidewalk in 2018, alongside the Monroe St Bridge project.


Update 3: DDOT has drafted a proposed sidewalk design. The bike team is also working through several concepts for the proposed 8th St bike lane.


Update 2: As a follow-up to our sidewalk petition, I will be hosting a special meeting with DDOT on Thursday, November 9 at 7 pm. DDOT will provide an update on the Monroe Street Bridge project, the sidewalk, and the bike lane proposal for 8th St. 


Update: Our petition was delivered to DDOT Interim Director Marootian on October 1. Please feel free to continue to sign the petition if you'd like updates on this issue. I will update here and by email.




8th St NE is home to a vibrant and growing community of arts, residential, commercial, industrial, and educational uses. The west side of 8th St has a sidewalk from Monroe Street to Franklin Street. The east side has a brief sidewalk from Monroe halfway to Lawrence, then again in front of the ArtSpace Lofts and Dance Place.

Residents have long asked for this sidewalk to be completed so that they can safely walk from the Brookland Metro all the way to Dew Drop Inn. The 2016 Brookland-Edgewood Liveability Study recommends a sidewalk be added throughout the length of the street.

As part of the Monroe Street Bridge replacement, the District Department of Transportation is installing a new sidewalk from Monroe St to Lawrence, but no farther. We, the undersigned, request that DDOT at a minimum extend the new sidewalk the 100 meters from Lawrence to the existing sidewalk at Kearny, and prioritize pedestrian improvements along the length of 8th St.

Who's signing

Moira McCauley
Skip Buttamule
Scott Westbrook
Julie Johnson
Josh Bercu
Sondra Bennett
Tim Kime
Matthew Starr
Gerald Watson
Amanda Kudis
David Burns
Ana Venegas
Sarah Greenbaum
Toni Minor
Carla Perlo
Laura Worby
David Lopez
dina mukhamedzhanova
John Pfeiffer
Brandon Fuller
Caroline Petti
Vivan Chang
Sejal Dave
Sam Bays
Louisa Janssen
Patricia Brantley
Jose Caraballo
Katie Wendel
anne-marie williams
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  • Moira McCauley
    signed 2017-11-09 11:07:20 -0500
  • Skip Buttamule
    signed 2017-10-02 14:57:37 -0400
  • Scott Westbrook
    signed 2017-10-02 14:06:16 -0400
  • Julie Johnson
    signed 2017-10-02 14:02:48 -0400
  • Josh Bercu
    signed 2017-10-02 11:11:42 -0400
  • Sondra Bennett
    signed 2017-10-01 12:29:23 -0400
  • Tim Kime
    signed via 2017-09-14 07:04:25 -0400
    This is so important for safety in a busy area.
  • Matthew Starr
    signed via 2017-09-12 12:35:19 -0400
  • Gerald Watson
    signed via 2017-09-09 20:47:11 -0400
  • Amanda Kudis
    signed via 2017-09-08 16:33:56 -0400
  • David Burns
    signed 2017-09-08 14:23:35 -0400
  • Ana Venegas
    signed 2017-09-08 11:14:47 -0400
    Can we also extend the side walks along 9th St NE, between Girard and Kearny?
  • Sarah Greenbaum
    signed via 2017-09-08 10:14:30 -0400
  • Toni Minor
    signed via 2017-09-08 07:38:28 -0400
  • Carla Perlo
    signed via 2017-09-08 05:13:53 -0400
    So many of Dance Place’s students, young people and audience members would benefit from a sidewalk, especially our children.
  • Rod
    signed via 2017-09-08 02:28:43 -0400
  • Laura Worby
    signed via 2017-09-07 21:25:02 -0400
  • David Lopez
    signed via 2017-09-07 13:30:55 -0400
    Yes please!
  • dina mukhamedzhanova
    signed via 2017-09-07 12:15:45 -0400
    dina mukhamedzhanova
  • John Pfeiffer
    signed via 2017-09-07 11:27:43 -0400
  • Brandon Fuller
    signed 2017-09-07 10:34:10 -0400
  • Caroline Petti
    signed 2017-09-07 09:27:45 -0400
  • Vivan Chang
    signed 2017-09-07 09:13:14 -0400
  • Sejal Dave
    signed 2017-09-07 08:47:34 -0400
  • Sam Bays
    signed 2017-09-07 08:19:45 -0400
  • Louisa Janssen
    signed 2017-09-07 06:40:49 -0400
  • Patricia Brantley
    signed 2017-09-07 05:44:19 -0400
  • Jose Caraballo
    signed 2017-09-06 23:37:50 -0400
    Yes please! Walking in he streets is just simply not safe: two way street with bike lanes in both sides and no pedestrian option? Danger!
  • Katie Wendel
    signed via 2017-09-06 23:03:41 -0400
  • anne-marie williams
    signed 2017-09-06 22:48:06 -0400