- Government of the District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2008 Mayor Fenty, DDOT and Pepco Announce Agreement to BuildMessage 1 of 3 , May 21, 2008View SourceGovernment of the District of Columbia
Executive Office of the Mayor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mayor Fenty, DDOT and Pepco Announce Agreement to Build Phase II of
Metropolitan Branch Trail
(Washington, D.C.) Mayor Adrian Fenty and the District Department
of Transportation (DDOT) announced today that Pepco will grant a
right of entry agreement for property in the city's Eckington
neighborhood. This agreement will allow DDOT to immediately begin
the design for Phase II of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), a
section located between New York Avenue, NE and Franklin Street,
NE. Pepco will formally donate the land to the District in the next
few months. The construction will link various independent sections
into a three mile stretch of continuous trail.
"The Metropolitan Branch Trail will connect kids to schools, people
to their jobs, provide for a place to recreate as well as act as a
transportation corridor which will help to reduce energy consumption
in the city," said Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.
The trail will provide a vital connection to the New York Avenue
Metro station in addition to the recently announced
bicycle/pedestrian bridge connecting the trail to the Rhode Island
"This land donation furthers Pepco's commitment to the District, its
residents and the environment," said Pepco Region President Thomas
Graham. "It's a natural connection. The land is adjacent to our
new substation that is partially powered by solar panels."
The Metropolitan Branch Trail is a planned eight-mile bicycle and
pedestrian trail between Union Station and Takoma Park, Md. The new
addition to the trail will take users over Florida Avenue, under New
York Avenue and over Rhode Island Avenue, avoiding eighteen lanes of
heavily traveled roadway. It will connect to the Capital Crescent
Trail, the Anacostia Tributaries Trail System and the National Mall,
and will be part of the East Coast Greenway. The MBT will be an
important recreation and transportation route and will provide
direct access to seven of Metro's Red Line stations.
"This is a critical step for construction on one of our most
important trail projects. DDOT is extremely pleased to finally
reach this agreement," added DDOT Director Emeka Moneme.
In 2005, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) developed
the concept plan for the 7 miles of the trail within District
boundaries. Currently, sections of the trail along 2nd Street, NE,
at the New York Ave. Metro Station, and along John McCormack Road
have been built. The section from New York Ave. to Franklin Street
is scheduled to be completed by summer of 2009.
Construction for Phase II is anticipated to be completed by summer
For additional information on the Metropolitan Branch Trail visit
www.metbranchtrail.com or www.ddot.dc.gov.
Karyn G. Le Blanc | Director of Communications | Office of the
Director | District Department of Transportation | desk 202-671-3490
| fax 202-671-0650 | cell 202-497-4572 | www.ddot.dc.gov
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- There was a great turnout of riders for the Metropolitan Branch Trail Bike Tour. Pictures are on the EdgewoodDC website. We gather at 2 today for the WalkingMessage 2 of 3 , Sep 20, 2009View SourceThere was a great turnout of riders for the Metropolitan Branch Trail Bike Tour.
Pictures are on the EdgewoodDC website. We gather at 2 today for the Walking
Tour at the Brookland/CUA metro stop.
- Friends, I m writing to remind you that we are meeting at the Edgewood Rec Center every Tuesday for our weekly Walk/Run/Ride on the Met Branch Trail. We leaveMessage 3 of 3 , Oct 8, 2010View Source
I'm writing to remind you that we are meeting at the Edgewood Rec Center every Tuesday for our weekly Walk/Run/Ride on the Met Branch Trail. We leave at 6:30 pm. I myself am enjoying the trail a lot. It gives me the opportunity to meet new people, connect with friends, get some exercise, and take in a great view. I sometimes see MPD on bike patrol (shout out to Officer Miles who rides the trail). Feel free to contact me off line if you would like to talk more about using the trail. I think the more we use the trail the better.
Michael on Adams Street
Friends of Edgewood Recreation Center
5D Citizens' Advisory Council
Edgewood Neighborhood Website