DDOT and the NoMa BID Ask the MBT: What's Your Sign?

Thursday, July 13, The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) held a public meeting at the Wunder Garten to view potential wayfinding signage for the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT). DDOT and the BID want your ideas on how that signage  should look and what it should say.
According to the BID, the purpose of this meeting was to engage trail users in developing a plan for additional wayfinding signage on and near the MBT between Union Station and Michigan Avenue.  The team asked participants how they connected to the trail - using it to travel to and from work, for recreation, for errands, or all of the above.
Currently, the MBT and the First and M Street NE protected bike lanes contain several types of signage - some of it different from the run-of-the-mill bike lanes signs, some of it MBT-specific - to provide wayfinding information to its users. Early in the trail's planning, DDOT adopted the familiar "mbt" whi…

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