Safe Streets in DC

Moving an Age-Friendly DC: Transportation for All Ages

Moving an Age-Friendly DC: Transportation for All Ages

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Moving an Age-Friendly DC: Transportation for All Ages encourages local decision-makers and advocates to respond to the needs of an increasing population of older adults by focusing on age-friendly transportation options. Following national best practices in three areas – the pedestrian environment, fixed-route public transit, and alternative specialized transportation – CSG assessed the District’s progress towards becoming an age-friendly city.
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Community stories show the shift to a walkable lifestyle

Community stories show the shift to a walkable lifestyle

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38 percent. That's the growing percentage of District households that are car-free. Countless others are car-lite, relying mostly on transit, walking, and biking. Too often we lose sight of this fact in local debates on issues like parking, transit improvements, redevelopment, and so on.         Mouse over or click
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D.C.: Support Bill 18-191 the Sidewalk Assurance Act of 2009

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We are here to express our support for the Sidewalk Assurance Act. Sidewalks should be included as a part of all roadways and all roadway construction projects almost without exception. This Act reflects the DDOT Departmental Order on its sidewalk construction policy and the DDOT Pedestrian Master Plan. An Act by the Council is needed to ensure consistent implementation of these polices in order to ensure safety on all public rights of way. The standard should simply be that if there is a paved road, there should be an ADA-compliant sidewalk. This is fundamentally a matter of safety for all public transportation facilities.
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Pedestrian Safety at Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station

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A fact sheet explaining the need for greater investment in pedestrian facilities at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station. Click here to view the complete fact sheet>> 
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