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

Gwynne Kostin
James DiLoreto
Elizabeth Malone
Tiffany Riesen
Tyrus Manuel
Juliet Gray
Mike Janssen
Kate Mitchell
Pierre Smith
Brenda Zwack
Laura Lindamood
Jake Punzenberger
Brittany Noetzel
Joseph Cullinan
Jeff Miller
Jessica Burns
Joshua Sewell
Donna Hartley
Julissa Pesok
Allison Reilly
Jennifer Renner
Kevin Brady
Jessica Perlmutter
Amanda Blythe
Andrea Egan
Christopher Egan
Kimberly Myers
Niki Irish
Breanne Condon
Brandy Blevins
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  • Gwynne Kostin
    signed 2017-09-06 22:28:38 -0400
  • James DiLoreto
    signed 2017-09-06 21:43:18 -0400
  • Elizabeth Malone
    signed 2017-09-06 20:16:15 -0400
  • Tiffany Riesen
    signed 2017-09-06 19:07:39 -0400
  • Tyrus Manuel
    signed 2017-09-06 18:24:23 -0400
  • Juliet Gray
    signed 2017-09-06 12:09:54 -0400
    This is a safety issue. People currently have to walk into the street pushing kids in strollers to access the business that do not have a sidewalk in front of them.
  • Mike Janssen
    signed 2017-09-06 12:05:06 -0400
  • Kate Mitchell
    signed 2017-09-06 11:59:25 -0400
  • Pierre Smith
    signed via 2017-09-06 11:38:57 -0400
  • Brenda Zwack
    signed 2017-09-06 09:25:36 -0400
  • Laura Lindamood
    signed 2017-09-06 09:17:12 -0400
    I use this area frequently, for the Edgewood Arts center and Dance Place and down to Dew Drop, and would like to have a sidewalk there.
  • Jake Punzenberger
    signed 2017-09-06 09:12:35 -0400
  • Brittany Noetzel
    signed 2017-09-06 07:44:29 -0400
  • Joseph Cullinan
    signed 2017-09-06 07:18:56 -0400
  • Jeff Miller
    signed 2017-09-06 06:50:19 -0400
    Lots of foot traffic and high priority to fix 8th St! 9th St on the other side of the tracks also has the sidewalk end and has no sidewalk on either side between Girard and Kearny with car traffic going too fast.
  • Jessica Burns
    signed 2017-09-06 06:37:53 -0400
  • Joshua Sewell
    signed 2017-09-06 05:40:04 -0400
  • Donna Hartley
    signed 2017-09-06 04:22:27 -0400
  • Julissa Pesok
    signed 2017-09-05 22:51:00 -0400
  • Allison Reilly
    signed 2017-09-05 22:35:12 -0400
  • Jennifer Renner
    signed 2017-09-05 22:19:31 -0400
  • Kevin Brady
    signed 2017-09-05 22:11:47 -0400
  • Jessica Perlmutter
    signed 2017-09-05 22:10:43 -0400
  • Amanda Blythe
    signed 2017-09-05 22:07:55 -0400
  • Andrea Egan
    signed via 2017-09-05 21:53:52 -0400
  • Christopher Egan
    signed via 2017-09-05 21:51:05 -0400
  • Kimberly Myers
    signed via 2017-09-05 21:45:32 -0400
  • Niki Irish
    signed via 2017-09-05 21:20:47 -0400
  • Breanne Condon
    signed via 2017-09-05 21:10:05 -0400
  • Brandy Blevins
    signed via 2017-09-05 20:42:20 -0400