Metropolitan Branch Trail Safety Survey Starts

by Andrew Ramonas April 17, 2015 at 4:50 pm 0

Metropolitan Branch Trail (Photo via Wikimedia/TrailVoice)

Feel unsafe on the Metropolitan Branch Trail in NoMa? A community group wants to know.

The NoMa Business Improvement District is surveying locals about safety on the 8-mile trail that goes from Union Station to Silver Spring.

The survey asks residents to name places where they “feel particularly insecure” and whether surveillance cameras, emergency call boxes or any other additional security measures would “improve your sense of comfort and security.”

The trail is a regular target of crime. Last month, two teenagers were charged with robbing five people at knifepoint along the pathway.

NoMa BID, the Metropolitan Police Department, the District Department of Transportation and others are “leading an effort to enhance safety, accessibility and the user experience on the Metropolitan Branch Trail,” according to the survey.

Photo via Wikimedia/TrailVoice


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