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Do you make use of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) between Union Station and Michigan Avenue NE? Do you enjoy a cold beer on a warm summer evening? Then you're in luck: On Thursday, July 13, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Wunder Garten (1101 First St. NE), the NoMa BID, the District Department of Transportation, and Alta Planning & Design will be holding a public meeting to discuss wayfinding on the MBT.

Effective, well-placed, and visible signage can help promote use of the MBT and improve the way it connects users to adjacent neighborhoods and institutions. Improvements to MBT wayfinding were recommended by community members participating in the 2015 MBT Safety and Access Study.

In coordination with DDOT, the NoMa Business Improvement District has engaged Alta Planning + Design to complete a wayfinding study of the MBT from Union Station to Michigan Avenue. Your input is needed to make sure we get a great product.

Other improvements recommended in the study that have been implemented to date include:

  • signage announcing the MBT
  • new safety mirrors and safety signage along the trail
  • meeting point at the M Street ramp
  • new murals along the MBT
Let’s get together this Thursday and make the MBT even greater! See you at Wunder Garten on the 13th.
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