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Automated Traffic Enforcement is a part of transportation in the District

Posted on 08/14/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

Automated Traffic Enforcement – a.k.a. traffic cameras – is a tool used by the Metropolitan Police Department to enforce traffic violations.  The post that follows was provided to AARP DC by the DC Bicycle Advisory Council and Marlene Berlin, pedestrian advocate.  Last year, AARP DC participated in a task force, led by Councilmembers Wells and Cheh, that explored ways to a safety-based system of automated traffic enforcement.    Only July 29, 2013, the D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC) and the D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council (BAC) …

Age-Friendly DC Mailer sent to AARP Members

Posted on 08/12/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

AARP DC believes that an Age-Friendly DC must be built on the needs, intersts, and concerns of District residents.  What is working well in neighborhoods, what is missing, and what will residnets of all ages need to live and thrive in the District.  In its effort to collect feedback from as many District residents as possible, AARP DC mailed a brocure to its members on August 8.  You can see an image of it below.  The mailer contains information on  the transformation …

Age-Friendly DC Domain #2: Transportation

Posted on 08/6/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

As the District of Columbia is transformed into an Age-Friendly City, AARP DC is breaking down the eight domains of civic life that define age-friendliness.  For two weeks we looked at Outdoor Space and now we turn to Transportation. Transportation is the undercurrent to all of the other domains.  Whether automobile, bus, or train, transportation is the thing that connects us to the community, services, and other parts of the city.  District residents depend on transportation to enable the most …

What makes a city “Age-Friendly”?

Posted on 07/22/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

The World Health Organization (WHO), which kicked off its Age-Friendly Cities Programme in 2006 with 33 cities in 22 countries and affiliated with AARP last year to establish an AARP Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, has identified eight domains of civic life. These are the areas that influence the health and quality of life for individuals in a city, all of whom are aging.  They are:   Housing Outdoor Spaces and Buildings Transportation Community and Health Services Civic Participation and …

Age-Friendly DC gets underway by collecting resident’s comments

Posted on 07/15/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

In a recent conversation with AARP DC, an employee of the District’s Office of Planning noted that every month the District is adding over 1,000 new residents.  On account of this growth and the desire to support persons as they continue to live, work, and play in the District, the Mayor has committed to make DC an Age-Friendly City – a place where persons of all ages and abilities are able to live and thrive here.  Over the summer, the District …

Does the Mayor’s FY 2014 Budget move toward an Age-Friendly DC?

Posted on 04/3/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

Last October, the Mayor committed to transform the District of Columbia into an Age-Friendly City – a place where District residents of all ages will can live and thrive thanks to policies and programs that improve the quality of life.  And last week, Mayor Gray released his FY 2014 Budget, outlining his Administration’s priorities for the near future.  AARP DC’s review of the budget shows that the two commitments – an Age-Friendly DC and the FY 2014 Budget – still …