What Is The Sidewalk Safety Project?

In March 2023, Capitol Hill Village formed a Sidewalk Safety Team (SST) in response to member concerns over sidewalk hazards and the time sidewalk repairs take. 

The SST has four main recommendations for DDOT:

  1. Reduce the SLA/goal to resolve small sidewalk hazards to 30 business days, and provide a temporary remedy to sidewalks in poor condition within 30 business days.
  2. Provide adequate funding to implement recommendation #1.
  3. Establish an annual sidewalk monitoring program.
  4. Study methods to reduce the number of sidewalk problems that need to be fixed and costs to repair.

Capitol Hill Village Sidewalk Safety Report

SST In The News

Broken Ribs, Bloody Faces and a Push to Make D.C. Sidewalks Safer

January 2024, Washington Post: Full Article

CHV Focuses on Pedestrian Safety

November 2023, Hill Rag: Full Article