Washington, DC is taking steps to build a world class, sustainable transportation system in a growing and evolving city. Instead of looking at the network piecemeal, the city wanted to examine the entire transportation network of the District of Columbia, in addition to important regional connections.
Nelson\Nygaard led the pedestrian, bicycle, transit, parking, and transportation demand management elements of moveDC, the name of the Long Range Transportation Plan. After extensive community outreach, the plan outlines a commitment to achieving Washington DC’s goals of livability, environmental sustainability, and economic competitiveness. Some of the plan’s key targets include adding sidewalks on at least 25 blocks where they are missing today; improve pedestrian safety at 20 or more intersections; and build 15 miles of bicycle lanes or cycletracks.