Thanks to the many cyclists and cycling supporters who have emailed Mayor Gray, Director Bellamy, and Councilmember Wells in support of the L & M Street cycletracks. We have gathered well over 1,000 signatures.
These proposed cycletracks will fall entirely within the District’s Ward 2, so we are grateful for the support of Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, who today stated:
I continue to support alternative transportation options in Ward 2, including the expansion of cycletracks to L & M Streets. A solid bicycle infrastructure is key to getting cars off of the road and meeting the needs of the ever-growing number of cyclists across the Ward and city.
If you have not yet signed/emailed in support of the completion of the L & M Street, NW cycletracks, you can do so HERE.
Council legislation to address food deserts in Washington -- legislation introduced byCouncilmember Mary Cheh D-Ward 3 this summer...Wards 7 and 8 the two wards with the lowest average household incomes have 16 of the Districts grocery stores but 23 of the citys population while Wards 2 including Georgetown and 3 the two with the highest average household incomes have 44 of the citys grocery stores and 27 of the population...So-called food deserts lacking grocery stores lead to high rates of overweight and obesity. In Ward 8 which is most plagued by food deserts the prevalence of overweight and obesity is 71.5 ...What is lacking...is a comprehensive coordinated effort linking public private and federal resources to improve access to healthy foods in our low-income communities.