AU in the Neighborhood
In This Issue
- DDOT to Widen Sidewalk on Nebraska Avenue
- Spring Valley Building AU Shuttle Bus Stop Moves Location
- Join AU Neighborhood Partnership
- AUs 29th Annual Campus Beautification Day
AU Co-Hosts and Participates in Worldwide Climate Justice Teach-In: DC
DDOT to Widen Sidewalk on Nebraska Avenue
On or about Friday, April 1, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin construction on the sidewalk along the west side of Nebraska Avenue, NW between Van Ness Street and New Mexico Avenue, NW. According to DDOT, this project is intended to widen the sidewalk by up to four feet to create a 10-foot multi-use trail to be used more safely by pedestrians and cyclists.
A multi-use trail was deemed the best option to avoid significant impacts to traffic and parking due to the width and configuration of Nebraska Ave. The work is part of the District’s moveDC transportation plan, which designates Nebraska Avenue a priority bicycle corridor.
Spring Valley Building AU Shuttle Bus Stop Moves Location
Beginning April 4th, the Spring Valley Building (SVB) shuttle bus stop will move from its current location (48th St. side of SVB) to the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and 48th St. The shuttle will share the stop with Metro buses. The relocation of the Spring Valley Building shuttle stop is the result of a collaboration between the AU Neighborhood Partnership, ANC 3E, and our neighbors.
The Red Express and Green routes will drop off and pick up at the new stop and head back to Tenleytown Metro. An AU shuttle bus-stop sign will be installed under the existing Metro bus sign. TransLoc also will change the route map and the stop location for the mobile app and desktop version.
By sharing the existing WMATA bus stop, the university has created a more efficient shuttle route that is conveniently located for shuttle riders and limits impacts on residential neighborhoods. The relocation also reduces idling and carbon emissions. The bus stop has been safely used by members of the AU community and neighborhood for many years.
The university will continue to work closely with DDOT and members of the community to ensure that AU's Traffice Demand Management policies and programs effectivetly support and incentivize safe and sustainable travel modes for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.
Join AU Neighborhood Partnership
Please consider joining the AU Neighborhood Partnership which works to provide a consensus-based forum to resolve issues affecting the communities near American University. Interested members of the community may join one of the Partnership’s five standing working groups, comprising community stakeholders and AU leadership.
If you would like to become a member of a working group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, visit American.edu/communityrelations for more information.
AUs 29th Annual Campus Beautification Day April 5th – 6th
AU Holds Two-Day Blood Drive April 11 and 15
American University will hold a two-day blood drive on April 11 and 15. Working with Inova Blood Donor Services, the drive hopes to connect with 80 – 100 donors and recruit two volunteers per hour to help greet and check people in.
Information also will be provided about the ADVANCE (Assessing Donor variability And New Concepts in Eligibility) Study, a pilot study funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) focuses on evaluating alternatives to the blood donor deferral policy known as men who have sex with men (MSM). Currently, the FDA recommends that men who have had sex with another man be deferred from donating blood for three months after the most recent sexual contact with another man. The purpose of the study is to determine whether a different donor deferral policy can be used at blood centers nationwide while maintaining the safety of the blood supply.
To see if you are able to donate blood, be sure to review the Eligibility Requirements and FAQ page. To register to be a blood donor on April 11, click here. To register for April 15, click here. Click here to register to volunteer as a greeter at the check-in table on April 11 or 15.
Katzen Music Performances April 2022
National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration April 23rd
FREE National Girls and Women in Sports Day Youth Clinic April 23rd
The American University Department of Athletics and Recreation is excited to announce the return of its annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebration, Saturday, April 23rd during the women's lacrosse game against Colgate at the Jacobs Complex. The game is scheduled for 12 p.m. with a FREE skills clinic immediately following at the nearby outdoor sports courts and track adjacent to Reeves Field. Click HERE to register your child(ren) for FREE.
American University Events
AU Katzen Museum: Spring Exhibits
AU vs. Loyola (Md.) - April 13, 2022 @ 4 p.m.
AU vs. Bucknell - April 16, 2022 @ 1 p.m.
AU vs. Colgate - April 23, 2022 @ 12 Noon - National Girls and Women's in Sports Day Game