These topics will be discussed at a meeting of the Public Works / Infrastructure Committee of ANC 4B tonight, Tuesday, January 17, 2016 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Shepherd Park Library. The Library is located on 7420 Georgia Avenue, NW, just north of Geranium Street, NW and across from the McDonald's parking lot.
** The City is planning to upgrade its street lighting network and is looking for a system that's "safe, environmental, and practical". A group of neighbors points to a 2016 American Medical Association (AMA) Action that questions the safety of the "blue-rich" High Intensity LED lights that the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) proposes to use.
** The tall streetlights that are standard in the area do not illuminate the sidewalks. You've probably noticed, for example, that the 6900 block of 4th Street, NW -- where several Takoma small businesses are -- looks pretty dark and unwelcoming once the sun sets. (Contrast this with the lighting in front of Takoma’s Busboys and Poets.) What's a good remedy?
> Seth Miller Gabriel, Director of the DC Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3)
> Wayne Savage, representative of neighbors concerned about LED lighting
> Business owners / managers of small shops on 4th Street, NW
See (i.e., Google)
** DDOT's 2015 DC Streetlight Policy and Design Guidelines
** Adopts Guidance to Reduce Harm from High Intensity Street Lights"
** "Report of the Council on Science and Public Health" of the AMA
** LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International) Association 2015 Annual Report (Look at:
> the ways in which urban lighting cam be used to reinforce the identity of a city
> the Budapest plan to increase the quality of life and promote its history)
** PEDSAFE on Lighting and Illumination
** Invitation to attend the DC Smart Lighting Industry, Jan. 24-25 >> OP3.dc.gov
Faith Wheeler, Chair
Public Works / Infrastructure Committee
of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B