2014 USGS Map Shows Road Classifications in Neighborhood

Following up on last week’s community meeting with DDOT and my longstanding interest in improving our streets, bike lanes, sidewalks, and tree canopy, I’ve begun a deep dialogue with DDOT asking for a wide range of statistics, funding details, and road history. This will eventually lead to a community task force and collaboration with Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1B’s Transportation Committee. If you are interesting in working with this group, let me know by sending an email to me at 1A08(at)anc.dc.gov.

One aspect of street improvements that has continually been a barrier in past conversations with DDOT has been the classification of our streets. Interestingly, I was able to find a 2014 U.S. Geological Survey map of D.C. which shows the street classifications which I wanted to share. I find it interesting, for example, that Quebec Place, Park Place, and Warder are all classed as local connectors. These streets are widely different in character. None-the-less, its a good place to start in order to begin understanding how we can better manage our public resources in the area.

2014 Park View Map with road classifications(Detail from 2014 USGS map with road classification key below.)

2014 road classification key

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One Comment on “2014 USGS Map Shows Road Classifications in Neighborhood”

  1. jcm Says:

    I don’t believe that map is accurate. DDOT publishes one here which has additional classifications, and is (I suspect) more accurate as well. On this map, Park is a Minor Arterial, while Warder is only a Collector. There’s other differences as well: Kenyon, Irving, Columbia and Harvard are all Minor Arterials all the way through the neighborhood, Quebec is just a local, etc.

    This map is a big, memory-intensive PDF file:

    Click to access functional_classification_map_0.pdf

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