Gordon Chaffin is hosting a kick-off meeting for the Friends of the MBT, a community group that will support the maintenance, inclusiveness, & activation of D.C.'s Metropolitan Branch Trail (the "MBT"). Eventually, this group will hopefully organize as an official "Friends Of..." 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
- Introductions and Ft. Totten segment status update
- Review and suggest comments on concept designs for Takoma, D.C. trail section
- Speaker from City of Takoma Park, MD about streetscape plans
- Speaker from National Park Service about D.C.-area trails
Concept Design for the MBT's Takoma, D.C. Section
On December 7, 2021, DDOT hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the concept designs for the MBT section that will run from Blair Rd NW to Piney Branch Rd NW, via downtown Takoma. Review the presentation slides, video recording, and transcribed chat from that meeting.
DDOT plans to host a public meeting in May/June 2022 to share results of public comments on these concepts and what alternatives they're focusing in on with detailed design. Gordon asks that you join him to write and support joint comments as a Friends of MBT group. Please read the draft and suggest additions via Google Doc suggestion mode:
Read and Suggest: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eO9P4NI2r9sNs4K2qpFEFk8qegKg3D_vrvVGpIWKEHo/edit?usp=sharing