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    • sustainable transportation @dc
    • dc department of transportation
    • * 1,100 miles of streets * 241 bridges * 1,600 miles of sidewalks * 453 miles of alleys * 144,000 trees adjacent to city streets
    • Vision DDOT is committed to achieving an exceptional quality of life in the nation’s capital through more sustainable travel practices, safer streets and outstanding access to goods and services.
    • Central to this vision is improving energy efficiency and modern mobility by providing next generation alternatives to single occupancy driving in the city.
    • match these numbers
      • getting to work
      • biking
      • bus
      • carpool/slugging
      • commuter rail
      • driving alone
      • subway
      • walking
      • percentages
      • 44.8%
      • 21.2%
      • 14.4%
      • 8.8%
      • 4.5%
      • 2.7%
      • 0.6%
    • how did you do? biking—0.6% bus—-8.8% carpool/slugging—14.4% commuter rail—2.7% driving alone—44.8% subway—21.2% walking—4.5%
    • are cars evil?
      • Why is the city interested in discouraging cars as a mode of transportation?
    • goal: decrease reliance on cars actions: 1. create economic disincentives for single occupancy trips by working w/ large employers 2. increase number of parking spaces for car shares 3. increase live near your work incentives; tod development
    • goal: zero traffic fatalities & reduce traffic injuries facts: In 2009 , 33 people died in traffic accidents. In 2010, 25 people died. By early December 2011, 31 people had died. 2009 —more than 40,000 deaths in U.S.
    • Actions: 1. total speed limit enforcement using gps systems & cameras 2. increase traffic calming in shared roadway spaces through hardscape improvements 3. reevaluate speed limits goal: zero traffic fatalities & reduce traffic injuries
    • can dc make bus riding hip?
      • or, in the words of filmmaker, Spike Lee, what can DDOT & WMATA do to have more people get on the bus ?
    • goal: increase ridership and usage w/o increasing fare
      • Actions:
      • 1. increase funding for transit through enhanced advertising & marketing revenues
      • 2. enhance preventive maintenance on existing infrastructure
      • Facts:
      • 1. 2011 pop— 617,996
      • 2. 2020—665,200
      • 3. 2030—714,000
      • 4. how will the city move all of its residents around?
    • make transit the ideal choice & easiest option
      • Actions:
      • 1. dedicated bus & traffic lanes w/ strict enforcement
      • 2. increase public outreach & education
      • 3. promote personal health benefits of
      • transit use
      • 4. eminstall realtime monitors @metrobus & circulator stations
      • 5. special price promotions
      • 6. single method of payment for bus, circulator, cabi (& streetcar)
    • biking & walking
      • cool points
      • 1. no emissions
      • 2. exercise
      • 3. encourage sociability
      • 4. free or low cost
      • :
      • impediments:
      • 1. disabilities
      • 2. storage of bicycle
      • 3. funk factor
      • 4. safety/fear
    • goals to increase biking & walking:
      • 1. create walkable & bikeable dc neighborhoods
      • 2. streets & sidewalks should be designed to be safe & comfortable for bicycling & pedestrian uses
      • 3. bike & pedestrian use is included in all transportation planning metrics
      • 4. increase biking & walking mode share by 5% annually
      • 5. more supportive bike & pedestrian infrastructure & facilities
      • 6. better bicycling & pedestrian connectivity, i.e. citywide bike netwrork
    • sustainable transportation @dc