Take Your Work Outdoors
Free public Wi-Fi in the Golden Triangle neighborhood spans along Pennsylvania Avenue NW, through Farragut Square Park, and into Edward R. Murrow Park to encourage people in this tech-savvy neighborhood to spend time working outdoors.
A Modern Main Street on Pennsylvania Avenue
As part of the SmarterDC initiative, the city installed public Wi-Fi on nine blocks around Pennsylvania Avenue west of the White House. While the public element of the project is free public Wi-Fi, the internet will also be used to connect a variety of sensors: air quality, smart lighting, environmental, soil, and trash can sensors. The BID is testing the trash can and soil sensors to explore creative uses for the data they generate. This first-generation installation of sensors is another step toward a transformed Pennsylvania Avenue. Read more about our vision for Penn West.
Outdoor Office at Farragut Square Park
The Golden Triangle BID installed public Wi-Fi at the national park in 2011. During Farragut Fridays in the summertime, the Golden Triangle BID hosts Outdoor Office, where workers and visitors are encouraged to use comfortable chairs and Wi-Fi to get out of the office. One of the most popular uses of this space is for outdoor meetings throughout the day.
Picnic in Edward R. Murrow Park
The national park at Pennsylvania Avenue and 18th Street welcomes workers and visitors outside to work and play. Throughout the summer, the Golden Triangle BID’s Picnic in the Park on Wednesdays also includes games, extra seating, and giveaways.