Washington, DC – June 10, 2014 – moveDC, which was released by the District Department of Transportation on May 30, sets a dramatic vision of a transportation network in the city where it is as easy to bike as it is to drive; where buses are so frequent riders scarcely need to plan; and where regional workers are swiftly delivered to the downtown.
“This bold plan will put DC in the forefront of U.S. cities, a fitting place for our nation’s capital,” says Principal Karina Ricks. “It connects between neighborhoods and beyond to the broader metropolis.”
Nelson\Nygaard, on a team with Kimley-Horn, is leading the pedestrian, bicycle, transit, parking, and Transportation Demand Management elements and the overall policy framework for the plan. “For Washington DC to continue to be a world-class city, every street needs to contribute. Walking and driving will now be coupled with biking and transit, so that the District can increase transportation choices for everyone,” says Principal David Fields, AICP.
Major initiatives are:
- Every household will be within easy distance of a quality bicycle lane or trail
- Frequent and efficient transit connections to traditionally underserved areas of the city
- A conscious strategy for goods movement and deliveries
- A new downtown Metrorail loop and station
- Congestion pricing for cars entering downtown
moveDC, which sets direction for 25 years of investments, is the culmination of a process that involved thousands of residents from the District and the Washington Metropolitan region. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said, “It is so exciting to see the hard work and energy of District residents pay off in a plan that will continue to move us forward into the future.” This is a formidable step toward meeting the Mayor’s sustainability goal of 75% non-auto mode share.