Locals Now Can Vent About Crosstown Travel Woes on D.C. Map
D.C. residents unhappy with traffic lights, bicycle lanes and other parts of the travel experience through Columbia Heights, Park View and points east now have an interactive forum to share their frustration with District officials.
The District Department of Transportation has put online a D.C. map that lets locals identify “improvement points” and include “ideas about how to make the area better,” the agency says. Residents can use the tool to highlight concerns with biking, traffic congestion and public transit, for example.
DDOT launched the map as part of its “Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study,” which kicked off with a community meeting at Trinity University last night. The map so far has dozens of improvement points focused around Harvard, Columbia, Irving and Kenyon streets NW.
According to the study’s website:
DDOT is undertaking the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study to identify improvements along the east-west connections that traverse Wards 1 and 5, address safety concerns, optimize mobility and operations, and improve efficiency for all modes along the corridor.
In 2016, DDOT will work with members of the community and key stakeholders to evaluate and develop a range of physical and operational improvements to enhance multimodal connectivity, mobility and safety in the area. The final plan will include recommendations for short- and long-term improvements. The Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study is a key project in the 2-Year Action Plan for MoveDC, the District of Columbia’s multimodal long-range transportation plan.
Photo via Google Maps/DDOT