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Georgetown Transportation Study

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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) conducted a study that evaluated transportation conditions within Georgetown, Hillandale and Burleith areas of Northwest Washington, DC. Input from residents and public agency representatives were important in the identification of key transportation issues.

Guiding principles of the Georgetown Transportation Study

  • Improve access for pedestrians, bicyclists and mass transit users.
  • Incorporate resident’s experiences and suggestions through an open community participation process.
  • Ensure that all suggestions promote transportation safety for all modes of travel.
  • Better manage personal vehicle traffic in Georgetown.

The final Georgetown Transportation Study report and recommendations were delivered in October 2008.

What is the purpose of this study?

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) conducted a study that evaluated transportation conditions within Georgetown, Hillandale and Burleith areas of Northwest Washington, DC. These efforts were in response to citizen concerns regarding the volume of pedestrians and vehicles in the Georgetown area and the effect these have on pedestrian safety. The purpose of the study was to examine existing transportation conditions in the study area and projected future transportation conditions related to peak hour traffic (AM peak, PM peak and Saturday evening peak) with emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle safety. The study also aims to develop short-, mid-, and long-term improvements to the Georgetown area.

When will the project begin/end?

The Georgetown Transportation Study began in May 2007 and the final report was delivered in October 2008.

What will DDOT do with the results of the study?

The goals of the Georgetown Transportation Study study were to improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety, enhance transit service, improve traffic, and protect surrounding residential streets from traffic impacts. The results of the study will be used in programming short-, mid- and long-term solutions to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular issues within the study area.

What does the project mean to me and my neighbors?

This study was conducted with assistance from area residents and businesses. The Study Team held several meetings with area residents to discuss existing transportation issues. Area residents provided additional input via e-mail, regular correspondence and meetings with DDOT. The Study Team held several meetings and teleconferences with representatives of key local agencies, including the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA), Ride On, the District of Columbia Office of Planning and the National Park Service. Input from residents and public agency representatives were important in the identification of key transportation issues.

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