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DDOT by the Numbers

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) oversees the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the District’s roads, alleys, sidewalks, and bridges, as well as the regulation of public space, and the planting and upkeep of street trees. Central to these responsibilities is the stewardship of the public right of way. The agency’s right of way makes up nearly one-third of the District’s land area; DDOT’s transportation assets are valued at $46 billion. 

Below is a summary of DDOT by the numbers. 

WASHINGTON, DC, IN CONTEXT

  • Southern end of the Northeast megaregion
  • Nearly 660,000 DC residents 
  • Largest day-time increase of any American city: more than one million people are in the city during the day
  • Projected regional growth of 2 million people by 2040

DISTRICT'S HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE FACTS

  • 7,700 intersections (1,450 signalized)
  • 1,652 traffic signals
  • 1,495 linear miles of sidewalks
  • 1,392 linear miles of roadways (interstate highways and neighborhood streets)
  •    358 linear miles of alleys
  •    228 bridges (209 vehicle, 19 pedestrian)
  •      16 tunnels
  • 13,525 parking meters for 18,000 metered parking spaces 
  • 140,000 street trees
  •   70,000 streetlights 

DISTRICT'S BIKE FACTS

U-Turns, Pennsylvania Avenue

  • 75 miles of bike lanes total (69 miles of bike lanes and 6 miles of protected bike lanes)
  • 55 miles of trails
  • 18 miles of shared lanes
  • 2,600 bike racks installed since 2001
  • 2,000 Capital Bikeshare bikes in DC
  •    226 Capital Bikeshare stations in DC
  •      100 miles of signed bike routes

DISTRICT'S TRANSIT FACTS

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Service on 43 linear miles with a ridership of 5.1 million (2015)
67 vehicles (includes 18 new vehicles delivered in 2015)

Streetcar

6 streetcar vehicles
2 streetcar operating and storage facilities
7 linear miles of track

15 streetcar stops/platforms
5 traction power substations

DISTRICT CRASHES, QUICK FACTS 2011 TO 2013 

Year

2011

2012

2013

Total Collisions

17,951

18,428

19,456

Fatal Collisions

27

18

29

Injury Collisions

5,210

5,258

5,358

Property Damage Only (PDO) Collisions

12,714

13,152

14,069

Fatalities

32

19

29

Non-Fatal Injuries

7,335

7,268

7,505

Disabling Injuries

305

336

305

Non-Disabling Injuries

1,301

1,257

1,398

Total Vehicles Involved

35,095

36,446

38,382

Total Persons Involved

42,547

44,121

47,690

Total Pedestrians Involved

831

919

1,038

Total Cyclists Involved

594

596

628

Pedestrian Fatalities

9

8

12

Cyclist Fatalities

2

0

2

Fatalities / 100 Million VMT

0.89

0.52

0.79

Injuries / 100,000 Population

1,186.90

1,149.41

1,160.96

 

Traffic Fatalities Simplified
Fatalities 2013 2014 2015
Drivers 9 11 4
Passengers 2 1 3
Pedestrians 12 10 15
Bicylists 2 1 1
Motorcylists 3 3 3
ATV Operators 1 0 0
TOTAL 29 26 26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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