Lawsuit against DDOT for violating ADA with its bike plans
Disabled individuals and advocates filed a blockbuster lawsuit accusing DDOT of discriminating against the disabled and elderly with its bike plan designs. Read the WTOP story here and click the image on the left to watch NBC4 News' coverage.
This courageous Cleveland Park resident makes a plea to stop the Conn Ave bike plan that will upend her life. We hope you take a moment to watch this video and hear her voice. After you view the video please click "like" on YouTube and forward it to your friends and neighbors so we can help her be heard.
Channel 5 TV News interviewed us and reported on the strong opposition to the bike plan. Its poll showed 86% of respondents against adding bike lanes to main roads.
We have a simple mission: To stop DC's plan to eliminate two multi-use lanes on the avenue and replace them with fixed single-use bike lanes with barriers. We share information and use open-source reporting. That means that we comb through and analyze public information and cite all of our sources. We support democracy, voter participation, civilized debate and tolerance.
It is not just Chevy Chase that is struggling with the District's plans. We are part of an alliance of community groups across all 8 Wards. Our partners include West Virginia Ave (Ivy City), I St SE/SW, Dupont East Civic Action Association, Shaw Main Streets, V St Faith Alliance, Crestwood, Glover Park, Hill East, Columbia Heights and Maryland Ave NE.
We are a DC-based organization. We have no staff or financial backing apart from local residents who pitch in funds to purchase signs. We are all volunteers, not professional activists and are reluctantly standing up to be a voice for our neighborhood. We don't publish our volunteers' names because of threats they receive from cycling activists.