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  1. 1. sustainable transportation @dc
  2. 2. dc department of transportation
  3. 3. * 1,100 miles of streets * 241 bridges * 1,600 miles of sidewalks * 453 miles of alleys * 144,000 trees adjacent to city streets
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Central to this vision is improving energy efficiency and modern mobility by providing next generation alternatives to single occupancy driving in the city.
  6. 6. match these numbers <ul><li>getting to work </li></ul><ul><li>biking </li></ul><ul><li>bus </li></ul><ul><li>carpool/slugging </li></ul><ul><li>commuter rail </li></ul><ul><li>driving alone </li></ul><ul><li>subway </li></ul><ul><li>walking </li></ul><ul><li>percentages </li></ul><ul><li>44.8% </li></ul><ul><li>21.2% </li></ul><ul><li>14.4% </li></ul><ul><li>8.8% </li></ul><ul><li>4.5% </li></ul><ul><li>2.7% </li></ul><ul><li>0.6% </li></ul>
  7. 7. 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%
  8. 8. are cars evil? <ul><li>Why is the city interested in discouraging cars as a mode of transportation? </li></ul>
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. can dc make bus riding hip? <ul><li>or, in the words of filmmaker, Spike Lee, what can DDOT & WMATA do to have more people get on the bus ? </li></ul>
  13. 13. goal: increase ridership and usage w/o increasing fare <ul><li>Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>1. increase funding for transit through enhanced advertising & marketing revenues </li></ul><ul><li>2. enhance preventive maintenance on existing infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Facts: </li></ul><ul><li>1. 2011 pop— 617,996 </li></ul><ul><li>2. 2020—665,200 </li></ul><ul><li>3. 2030—714,000 </li></ul><ul><li>4. how will the city move all of its residents around? </li></ul>
  14. 14. make transit the ideal choice & easiest option <ul><li>Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>1. dedicated bus & traffic lanes w/ strict enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>2. increase public outreach & education </li></ul><ul><li>3. promote personal health benefits of </li></ul><ul><li>transit use </li></ul><ul><li>4. eminstall realtime monitors @metrobus & circulator stations </li></ul><ul><li>5. special price promotions </li></ul><ul><li>6. single method of payment for bus, circulator, cabi (& streetcar) </li></ul>
  15. 15. biking & walking <ul><li>cool points </li></ul><ul><li>1. no emissions </li></ul><ul><li>2. exercise </li></ul><ul><li>3. encourage sociability </li></ul><ul><li>4. free or low cost </li></ul><ul><li>: </li></ul><ul><li>impediments: </li></ul><ul><li>1. disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>2. storage of bicycle </li></ul><ul><li>3. funk factor </li></ul><ul><li>4. safety/fear </li></ul>
  16. 16. goals to increase biking & walking: <ul><li>1. create walkable & bikeable dc neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>2. streets & sidewalks should be designed to be safe & comfortable for bicycling & pedestrian uses </li></ul><ul><li>3. bike & pedestrian use is included in all transportation planning metrics </li></ul><ul><li>4. increase biking & walking mode share by 5% annually </li></ul><ul><li>5. more supportive bike & pedestrian infrastructure & facilities </li></ul><ul><li>6. better bicycling & pedestrian connectivity, i.e. citywide bike netwrork </li></ul>
  17. 17. sustainable transportation @dc