Sidewalks for Socially Distanced Times

More room to move -- The Georgetown BID is installing 4,000 feet of sidewalk deck panels throughout the commercial area of Georgetown. The Georgetown Decks creates more space on Georgetown’s narrow sidewalks, encouraging social distancing, supporting outdoor dining, and creating a livelier and more inviting pedestrian experience, with the potential for future activations and programming within the space. The decking will extend Georgetown’s narrow sidewalks from an average of 9.5 feet to an average of 15 feet, using removable 4’ x 6.5’ panels, installed on M Street between 34th Street and 29th Street, and on Wisconsin Avenue between Q Street and the Canal. The deck extensions are designed to be accessible for those using wheelchairs or pushing strollers, to allow stormwater to flow under the deck to the curb, and to keep storm drains and fire hydrants clear. The panels are built with composite decking on top of a wood frame, and a combination of black metal barriers and concrete barriers will protect the sidewalk extensions to keep diners and pedestrians safe. Expect full installation by mid-May. 
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