Transit-Oriented Development in DC

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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Testimony Regarding Residential On-Street Parking Management Issues Before the Committee on the Environment, Public Works, and Transportation

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With more effective management of the District's on-street vehicle parking space we can foster quality neighborhoods, reduce congestion and air pollution, and enhance housing affordability. As a participant in the 2003 Mayor Williams' Parking Task Force, I continue to support many of the reforms that were proposed in Task Force Report, including the recommendation "that parking is market priced for all users." We still need to move forward in this direction - price parking so that supply equals demand. Where supply is ample, prices will be low. Where demand is high, price should reflect that scarcity.
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