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DC is on the move.
Between bikes, walking, buses, trains, cars, trucks, and taxis; streets and highways; tunnels and bridges; local and commuter traffic, a lot happens to moveDC. We're excited to bring you moveDC—DDOT's initiative to develop a coordinated, multimodal long range transportation plan, addressing all modes of transportation in the District.
The entire transportation network of the District of Columbia, in addition to important regional connections, will be considered during the moveDC plan. Each mode of transportation will be evaluated and considered as a part of the development of the multimodal transportation plan.
DDOT's existing transportation plans and plans from other District agencies and regional organizations will be used as inputs. The implementation-based plan will guide strategic investments—for bicycles, pedestrians, vehicles, and transit—in the city's transportation system for the next 25 years and beyond. See the Plan Elements section below for more information about the components that will make up the final plan.
The livable streets element will bring into the plan context sensitivity, sustainability and stormwater management, streetscape and urban design integration, and placemaking in public space. This element will look at streets and how they interact with the District's neighborhoods, and will identify opportunities where streets can contribute positively to the city and help advance larger city livability initiatives.
The roadway element will focus on vehicular and non-vehicular needs of the roadway network and identify where there are opportunities within the system to benefit all modes of transportation. In addition to physical considerations within the roadway network, the following will be considered:
This element will identify the preferred bicycle system. It will consider policies and programs, facilities and networks, and implementation. On-and off-road facilities, wayfinding, traffic control, intermodal opportunities, accessibility improvements, changes to policy and programs, and aesthetic enhancements all may be a part of this element. Bicycle element recommendations will be integrated with other plan elements to create a seamless bicycle and multimodal transportation system throughout the District.
This element will identify the preferred pedestrian system. It will consider policies and programs, facilities and networks, and implementation. On-and off-road facilities, wayfinding, traffic control, intermodal opportunities, accessibility improvements, changes to policy and programs, and aesthetic enhancements all may be part of this element. Pedestrian element recommendations will be integrated with other plan elements to create a seamless pedestrian and multimodal transportation system throughout the District.
This element will identify the preferred transit system. Bus and rail services under a variety of operating conditions will be considered. The transit element will consider the effect of existing policies, missions, and goals of individual agencies and how they limit or support long-term transportation objectives of the District. Transit recommendations will focus on integration with other transportation modes, gap closure, and improvements in quality and accessibility of service. Transit needs and recommendations will be integrated with other plan elements.
Freight, Maritime, and Railroads
This element will evaluate the needs of freight in the District, its impacts to the transportation system, and recommendations for freight. In this element, data, facility, and route information will be evaluated to better understand the short- and long-term needs of freight, whether on rail or road. In addition, in the railroads section of this element, passenger as well as freight railroad needs will be evaluated based on Amtrak and freight railroad plans. Recommendations of this element will focus on maintaining efficient and effective freight access in and through the District, whether it is carried on road or by rail. Recommendations also will identify where coordination is needed between this element and others to reduce the impact of freight and other transportation modes on freight, within the transportation system. Freight and rail recommendations will be integrated with other plan elements.
The implementation element will be multifaceted. Working with DDOT and other District agencies responsible for plan implementation, priorities and a funding strategy will be developed for implementing plan recommendations. Plan recommendations will be organized into short-, mid-, and long-term implementation horizons. Long-range, plan-level costs for capital improvements and maintenance and operations will be developed. The implementation element will serve as a tool for DDOT and other District agencies to use in programming transportation system investments.