The "Barnes Dance" intersection at 7th and H St. in D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood.

The "Barnes Dance" intersection at 7th and H St. in D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood.

The “Barnes dance,” or “pedestrian scramble” is a type of crosswalk where, when signaled, pedestrians can cross the street in any direction. You might recognize this in Washington, D.C. at the intersection of 7th and H Street in Chinatown. A new one is being installed in Columbia Heights. What do these crosswalks bring to D.C., and how do they change how we think about urban pedestrian movement?

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  • Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
  • Sam Zimbabwe Chief Project Delivery Officer at District Department of Transportation(DDOT)

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