Georgetown Weekend Sidewalk Widenings + Free Circulator Rides

Photo by Sam Kittner
M Street in Georgetown
M Street in Georgetown

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) has announced beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, the weekend sidewalk widening of M Street NW (from Wisconsin Avenue to 33rd Street) on every weekend through the fall, following a successful series of six pilots with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) from 2014-2015.

From 6:00 am – 6:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the flexible sidewalks being implemented will offer an extra eight feet of space for an improved pedestrian experience for residents and visitors alike. In addition, a reduced parking rate ($6) at PMI’s 3307 M Street parking garage will be offered when the sidewalk widening is in effect.

M Street in Georgetown (Photo by: Sam Kittner) M Street in Georgetown

To complement the sidewalk widening, the Georgetown BID will also offer free, northbound DC Circulator rides on the Union Station-Georgetown route along Wisconsin Avenue NW from K Street stops in Georgetown to the top of Book Hill (30th/K, Wisconsin/K, Wisconsin/M, Wisconsin/N, Wisconsin/Q, and Wisconsin/R Street stops). This will allow pedestrians a chance to experience all that Georgetown has to offer, from the waterfront to the quaint small businesses on Book Hill, with greater ease.

Information and a map are available on the BID’s official Georgetown website.

1 Comment For This Article

John Boffa

Parking is already tight in Georgetown, and traffic volume is high. Did the Georgetown BID take that into account when planning this new idea?