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DDOT Planning and Sustainability Division - PSD

Policy Planning and Sustainability Divisiion- PSD - 3D org chart

DDOT Planning and Sustainability Divison - PSD 

The Planning and Sustainability Division (PSD) establishes broad strategic goals, as established in MoveDC, to guide multimodal program development, and ensure compliance with these goals and policies through plan review and permitting.

PSD comprises the following divisions:

Neighborhood Planning - focuses on neighborhood short- and long-range planning efforts, including development review, livability studies, project review, and public space. 

  • Development Review – reviews transportation and zoning plans for transportation policy and public space compliance.
  • Livability Program - livability studies seek to calm traffic and recommend improvements using a data-driven, system-wide approach.
  • Project Review – provide transportation and public space feedback for DDOT led projects.
  • Public Space –reviews public space permits to ensure compliance with standards.

Project Planning – leads corridor and environmental studies.

Environmental Review - incorporates environmental management into the DDOT decision-making process in order to provide context sensitive and environmentally sustainable solutions for the department's operations and District's transportation projects.

Active Transportation Projects – develops Transportation Demand Management (TDM) goals and policies, manages Capitol Bikeshare and other bikeshare programs, coordinates bicycle parking, and freight planning.

Active Transportation Programs – plans bike lanes and multi-use trails, enhances pedestrian access and safety, coordinates Safe Routes to School programs.

Research and Highway Safety Office – prepares the State Highway Safety Plan, coordinates safety grants, research transportation trends and implement user tools for the Planning and Sustainability Division.

State and Regional Planning – prepares and implements the State Planning program.