14 Jan 2013

Get Ready to moveDC

Multimodal. Uploaded to flickr.com by Mr. T in DC

Have you ever wanted to tell city staff what you think is important when it comes to modes of transportation?  Do you feel like more bike lanes would make commutes easier?  Are there tweaks to a bus route you think would be more logical than it currently is?  Is a crosswalk signal a few seconds too short?  Residents, get ready to be heard.  Or, well, viewed.

The District Department of Transportation is getting ready to launch moveDC, an effort to gather input from residents, tourists, businesses and institutions that will shape the city’s long-range transportation plan.  According to DDOT, moveDC will “guide strategic investments—for bicycles, pedestrians, vehicles, bus, and rail— in the District’s transportation system for the next 25 years and beyond. moveDC will be strategic, sensitive to the our diverse communities, and focused on creating productive outcomes for mobility in the District.”

The moveDC website will be launched on January 15, and DDOT is asking for the help of all residents in populating the site with photos of transportation in the District.  If you’d like to contribute a photo of a bus, train, bicycle, moped, water taxi, walking shoes, or any other way of getting from Point A to Point B, simply add it to the moveDC flickr site.  Photos uploaded to the site may be used on the website or on press releases, social media, or other documents.

The conversation starts on January 15.  Check out the website to find out more.

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  • steve

    Hopefully we can make DC more car friendly. Can’t wait to request less bike lanes, less traffic lights and cross walks, and less dog parks. What we need is to rope off sidewalks to prevent pedestrians from getting out into the street and causing traffic problems.

    • Absolutely! Couldn’t agree more. We especially need to focus on the underprivileged Maryland cars. It’s shameful how we DC residents don’t appreciate all that Maryland drivers do for us and who we should accommodate them more on our residential streets.

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