Learn How DC’s Budget Can Support Systemic Change – Greater Greater Washington

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Fiscal season may be over, but long-term civic engagement is critical to achieving societal change. Join us for a lunchtime chat on Wednesday, June 29 to talk about the specific ways in which the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Jews United for Justice, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and the Black Swan Academy from ending homelessness to caring for families to protecting one another and empowering the next generation, that the city budget impacts our lives as DC residents. This online panel will be moderated by David Meni and will include a live Q&A. You can learn more and respond on the event page.

Tuesday June 28th

Chat with leaders about the Long Branch section of the Purple Line: On Tuesday, June 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Maryland Transit Authority and Purple Line Transit Partners will host a public meeting at Oak View Elementary School to celebrate the construction of the Purple Line and to discuss their impact on the Long Branch community. The purpose of this meeting is to promote dialogue and information-sharing among stakeholders and to serve as an organized, results-oriented tool to identify and address domain-specific issues and concerns related to the MDOT MTA Purple Line. Learn more here.

Check the plans for protected bike lanes on Connecticut Ave (Virtual): On December 15, 2021, Mayor Bowser announced that the reversible lanes on Connecticut Avenue would be replaced with protected bike lanes, as envisaged in the proposed design concept C. In person on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m to know the future of this project. More information can be found on the event page.

Wednesday June 29th

Metro Hack Night: Join Metrobar on Wednesday, June 29th at 6:00am for a showcase and storytelling Metro-related apps and data visualizations hosted by Transportation Techies, a local group leveraging their love of data, to encourage positive change. You can learn more and respond on their Meetup page.

Check the plans for protected bike lanes on Connecticut Ave (Personal): On December 15, 2021, Mayor Bowser announced that the reversible lanes on Connecticut Avenue would be replaced with protected bike lanes as envisioned in proposed Design Concept C. Join DDOT online this Tuesday from 9:00am to 11:00am on Wednesday or in person from 6:00pm to 8:00pm to learn more about the future of this project. More information can be found on the event page.

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Kate Jentoft-Herr is the Engagement Manager at GGWash. Previously a development manager at the Coalition for Smarter Growth, Kate is interested in exploring the connections between land use, racism and the climate crisis, and bringing the discussion of urban issues to people of all backgrounds. She loves DC and the ability to walk to work.

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