FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DDOT Launches New Safety Measures in Support of
Mayor Bowser's Vision Zero Initiative
(Washington, DC) -- The District Department of Transportation today announced plans to implement new safety improvements at intersections across the District to support Mayor Bowser's Vision Zero initiative to end all traffic related fatalities and serious injuries.
The safety improvements, prohibiting right turn on red and installing left turn hardening infrastructure, are both focused on improving pedestrian safety in intersections. Mayor Bowser directed DDOT to look for locations to ban right turn on red and implement other safety improvements at a CapSTAT on Vision Zero earlier this fall.
The left turn calming pilot infrastructure is being installed at the following locations:
7th Street and T Street, NW
9th Street and M Street, NW
11th Street and I Street, SE
14th Street and Columbia Road, NW
13th Street and I Street, NW
A Notice of Intent (NOI) for the prohibition of right turn on red was posted on December 20, 2018. All comments must be filed in writing by Tuesday, February 5, 2019 with the District Department of Transportation, Transportation Operations Administration at 55 M Street, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. If you would like to check the status of this Notice of lntent (NOI), please visit DDOT's website at: http://ddot.dc.gov/service/ddot-notice-intent