Eckington residents deserve accessibility on two fronts: easy access to food and other basic needs within our neighborhood, and easy access through our neighborhood and to other parts of the city using our transportation infrastructure. As Commissioner, I will:
- Identify opportunities to bring more neighborhood-serving businesses to Eckington by working closely with Rhode Island Avenue Main Street, North Capitol Main Street, and NoMa BID.
- Consult with neighbors in northern Eckington to address traffic challenges on Rhode Island Avenue, especially as the Forman Mills development moves forward, and various city projects lead to lane closures and changes to traffic flow.
- Get the District Department of Transportation to conduct a neighborhood-wide traffic study to address the challenges of our growing neighborhood.
- Pressure the city to speed up its work to fix the Florida Avenue Virtual Circle (aka "Dave Thomas Circle"), and work with the city council to get the necessary funding allocated to the project to implement changes.