Brookland Pedestrian Improvements

August 31st, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Metro has constructed several pedestrian improvements on the east side of Brookland-CUA station to create a safer and more pleasant pedestrian experience.The majority of the work was improving the connection from the station entrance to Bunker Hill Rd. NE  (map), which had previously been a dirt path.  We installed new stairs and an accessible ramp to Bunker Hill Rd. NE, and added sidewalks and curb ramps along the road, up to the intersection with 9th St. NE.  In addition, we made improvements to several crosswalks and curb ramps near the bus loop. We undertook this work as part of Metro’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Element of 2012-2017 Capital Improvement Program.  Pictures below:

New staircase and ramp replace former dirt path at Brookland-CUA station

New sidewalk and curb ramps replace former dirt path

New sidewalk to access intersection of Bunker Hill Rd. NE and 9th St. NE

As some eagle-eyed spotters have noticed, we are also working on installing new bike racks on the west side of Brookland-CUA station, near the Met Branch Trail. However, the installed racks were not quite up to our standard, so we have instructed our contractor to replace them and they should be complete shortly.

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  1. NJ Planner
    September 4th, 2012 at 09:33 | #1

    Sweet!

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  2. Ritch
    September 28th, 2012 at 13:37 | #2

    Good job. Metro really needs to think a lot more about the pedestrian (and bike) ends of the service. I noticed that the new sidewalk sections were built right at the back of curb with no other separation from vehicular traffic. Where space is available placing a planted strip between the sidewalk and travel lanes really helps make the walking experienece much more pleasant and potentially safer. Also consider adding lighting for the walkway.

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  3. Gail Tait-Nouri
    September 28th, 2012 at 13:52 | #3

    @Ritch
    Thank you for your comments. We will keep your recommendations in mind for future projects and we do have lights on order for this sidewalk.

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