The Week Ahead….And a Photo of DC Biker Party on Barracks Row Last Friday

D.C. Bike Party on Barracks Row. D.C. Bike Party is a monthly bike ride around the Nation’s Capital. Last Friday, they held a special celebratory 4th birthday ride that started at DuPont Circle and followed a route through the city that lead down Barracks Row and eventually to ride’s end at Wunder Garten, 1101 1st Street, NE. D.C. Bike Party is a no trace event and the group promotes responsible biking.  The ride has an MPD escort.

The Week Ahead….

by Larry Janezich

Monday, July 15, 2019

ANC6D meets at 7:00pm at 1100 4th Street, SE. 

Among items on the agenda:

Safety Report with MPD representatives

Presentation:  Wharf Phase II Update

Presentation:  DDOT Notice of Intent:  Parking restrictions for PUDO Research

Presentation:  Solar for All Program

Presentation:  Request for assistance re the Kiley Construction Project

Presentation:  Bridge Community Concerns

ABC Committee Report:

Mary, 2100 2nd Street, SW.

Dacha, 79 Potomac Avenue, SE.  Protest of entertainment endorsement.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

ANC6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee meets at 7:00pm at Sherwood Recreation Center, 10th and G Streets, NE. 

 Discussion of restaurant alcohol beverage license application for Daruwalla, at 1451 Maryland Avenue NE.

The ANC Barracks Row Working Group meets at 6:00pm, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – First Floor Conference Room.  Entrance to the left of Trader Joe’s.



Update Report on Crime & Safety in the community from MPD

DDOT’s Barrack’s Row Sidewalk Update/Plan – The Public Space Maintenance Contracting Authorization Act

Additional Ideas for Improvements


New Marketing Plans for the Main Streets

Additional Ideas for Improvements

Wednesday, July 17

The ANC6B Livable Communities Task Force meets at 7pm in the first floor conference room of the Yard, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, entrance is to the left of Trader Joe’s.  

The purpose of the meeting will be to plan the process for ANC6B formal review of the DC Dept of General Services Eastern Market Metro Project (EMMP) submission to the DC Public Space Committee (PSC). The EMMP project is scheduled to be considered by the PSC at its August 22nd hearing. The deadline for submission of ANC6B’s review to the PSC is August 16th.


Introduction: Stocktaking of process to date and summary of current DGS design plan submitted to PSC.

Current Status of DGS Transportation Study

Timeline and inputs for preparation of ANC review

Community consultation process and components

Setting objectives and dates for additional community meetings.

Scheduling ANC special call meeting

Preparation and submission of ANC review to PSC

Conclusions and follow up actions.

ANC6A Economic Development and Zoning Committee is scheduled to meet at 7:00pm, Sherwood Recreation Center, 10th and G Streets, NE. 

Among items on the agenda:

114 15th Street, NE – Zoning adjustment for special exceptions to construct a two story rear addition.

901 H Street, NE – Zoning adjustment for special exception to permit veterinary hospital on ground floor of mixed use residential building.

1101–1107 H Street, NE – Application to re-zone the five properties along the south side of the 1100 block of H Street NE from NC-16 to NC-17.

1356 North Carolina Avenue, NE – Historic Preservation Application and Zoning Adjustment for special exception to permit a one story rear addition.



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5 responses to “The Week Ahead….And a Photo of DC Biker Party on Barracks Row Last Friday

  1. 8th Street SE

    Is it just me or does the bike party seem reckless and disruptive? I saw several cars frozen in random spots on 8th street as the bikers sped towards them. It must have been terrifying for the drivers who weren’t expecting bikes to suddenly come flying at their moving vehicles. Also, they LOUD. I thought excessive noise was illegal after 10pm? Even if it’s not, this seems incredibly disrespectful of the residents whose neighborhoods they plow through. I actually enjoy the sounds of drunken revelry, but they are by far the loudest thing I’ve ever heard coming down the street, louder even than the fire truck sirens and cars blasting music.

  2. Walter

    I loved seeing this group. Are they loud? About as loud as any group of people having fun, but they go through pretty quickly, so it’s noise in passing. Certainly not as loud as if they were driving cars or motorcycles (Rolling Thunder anyone?)

    As for how terrifying it must be for drivers to have bicycles suddenly flying toward their motor vehicles? That’s pretty much how it feels to be a cyclist or a pedestrian every day in this city. Cars need to understand that they must share the road and our willingness to give cars the priority speaks to how well the oil, gas, and car lobbies did in selling us on the concept 8 decades ago. Cities are for PEOPLE, not for cars.

    • 8th Street SE

      I’m talking about multiple bicyclists riding erratically down the middle of the left lane towards oncoming traffic. Sure, in an ideal world there wouldn’t be any cars on the road, but since we’re not there yet how is that possibly safe? If you have no compassion for your fellow humans behind the wheel, what about the bikers who could have gotten themselves killed doing that? Drivers are not soulless. Most of us bike and walk WAY more than we drive and it scares us to see bikers or pedestrians putting themselves in danger.

      And although I have no love for Rolling Thunder, I disagree that they are louder. Nothing’s louder than the bike party.

      • Walter

        Your hyperbole is funny! Nothing louder?
        I actually have about 1.5 minutes of this group on video. It really wasn’t that loud where I was, but when they saw me start to video, they whooped and hollered with the excitement of people who are happy. I can definitely believe that they would have been even more excited once they had more of an audience on 8th street. At least that’s a commercial corridor where people expect more noise than on a residential street.

        I’m sorry you were disturbed by the noise. I’ve come to live with the idea that happy sounds can never be too loud (but they can be too persistent). And angry sounds are always too loud and too long.

        Good luck, and I hope for safety for all!

  3. Stevd

    Just fyi, the ANC6B Livable Communities Task Force will meet on Wednesday not Tuesday. All other information, time,location,agenda are correct.