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District Department of Transportation

Rock Creek West II Livability Study

Rock Creek West II Livability Study cover

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) initiated the Rock Creek West II (RCW2) Livability Study to take a big picture look at the street network and identify concrete actions to increase transportation and safety options. This project focused on transportation safety and quality of life issues for all users.

DDOT’s Livability program includes transportation studies and actions for various subareas of the District. Each study will evaluate the street network from a system perspective, incorporating the needs of all users. The RCW2 Livability Study is one of the first three to be initiated in 2010.

The RCW2 Livability Study adheres to the following principles outlined in the DDOT Action Agenda:

  • Ensure safe passages for all users of the street network. This involves special attention to the most vulnerable users of the system (pedestrians, bicyclists, children, and the elderly); and taming traffic while maintaining overall mobility.
  • Prioritize sustainable living in DC communities. This means providing a robust set of transportation choices and designing streets to encourage physical activity. It also means designing streets in ways that help preserve, protect, and/or restore ecological systems.
  • Foster prosperous places by building and operating streets as unique urban places that support retail and employment districts. Enhancing prosperous places also may entail the expansion of civic open spaces within or along streets.

Final Report

The Final Report was completed in February 2011. It is a comprehensive summary of the work done and conclusions reached during the RCW2 study. The Appendices contain supporting detailed technical information including public comments and design drawings.

Project at a Glance

Project Title: Rock Creek West II Livability Study
Providing Agency: District Department of Transportation
Office: Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration (PPSA)
Status: Completed
Type: Education/Training