February 14, 2019

Please attend Palisades Trolley Trail and Foundry Trestle Feasibility Study Public Meeting – March 7

Please attend the upcoming kickoff for this important potential trail feasibility study. W3BA member Brett Young has been instrumental in pushing this forward, and we are hopeful that his 5-year effort will begin to bear fruit as DDOT devotes funding to determine if this route is feasible. Those even the least bit curious about this exciting development should attend, ask questions, and provide support.

Brett can provide you more details on the project at this email: jojopuppyfish@yahoo.com

Here is the press release:

February 13, 2019

Media Contacts

Terry Owens  — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov

Lauren Stephens — (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov 

 Palisades Trolley Trail and Foundry Trestle
Feasibility Study Public Meeting

(Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host the first of two public meetings for the Palisades Trolley Trail and Foundry Trestle Feasibility Study on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 

The purpose of this feasibility study is to identify critical issues and challenges in developing a multi-use trail for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities on the former Glen Echo Trolley line corridor, an area commonly referred to as the Palisades Trolley Trail.  At the first public meeting, DDOT will introduce the project, share data collected from existing resources and site surveys, and provide opportunities for participants to share ideas.

The study area is in the District’s northwest quadrant and is located along the former Glen Echo Trolley line between St. Mary’s Place, NW and Galena Place, NW in the Georgetown and Palisades neighborhoods. The study area includes the abandoned Foundry Branch Trestle Bridge in the historic Glover Archbold Park at Canal Road.  A map of the study area can be found on the project website – https://ddot.dc.gov/page/palisades-trolley-trail.

The event information is as follows:

What: Palisades Trolley Trail & Foundry Trestle Feasibility Study – Public Meeting #1

Thursday, March 7, 2019

             6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

             Short presentation begins at 7:00 pm

Where: Palisades Neighborhood Library, Meeting Room

             4901 V Street NW

             Washington, DC 20007

For more information about the study, please contact, please contact Michael Alvino, Bicycle Programs Specialist, (202) 671-1321, michael.alvino@dc.gov or visit the study website at https://ddot.dc.gov/page/palisades-trolley-trail.

Getting to the Meetings

The Palisades Neighborhood Library is accessible via the D6 Metro Bus. Be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the workshops.

Can’t Make a Meeting?

Materials from this meeting will be made available on the study website at https://ddot.dc.gov/page/palisades-trolley-trail within 24 hours of meeting conclusion. You can also follow us on Facebook.com/DDOTDC and twitter @DDOTDC.

Do you need assistance to participate? If you need special accommodations, please contact Cesar Barreto at (202) 671-2829 orCesar.Barreto@dc.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at (202) 671-2620 or Karen.Randolph@dc.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.

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