Overview of First DDOT Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study Meeting

IMG_0123(Residents examining the data boards at the February 2 Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study).

DDOT kicked off its first in a series of meetings devoted to their Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study at Trinity Washington University last night. The format was a series of informational work stations where residents could ask questions, provide feedback, and share ideas. Some of the stations shared data gathered from previous DDOT efforts whereas others were interactive. The goal of the workshops is to improve all modes of east-west transportation between South Dakota Avenue and 16th Street. Each of the workshops will build on information learned from the earlier workshops, so there is value in attending all of the meetings if this issue is important to you.

There were three stations that I particularly liked. One was an interactive map where residents could add comments and note issues throughout the study corridor (see below). The map is accessible here and I encourage people to add their comments.

Interactive DDOT map

Another one had a number of categories and participants were asked to put colored dots to show what they valued most on the list. Below are photos of the categories also showing where people placed dots. The categories with the most support were dedicated lanes for transit, protected bike lanes, enhanced crossings, dedicated bus lanes and strategies to reduce trip times, and reconnecting the grid.



Yarn colors representing transportation in the east-west corridor.

Yarn colors representing transportation in the east-west corridor.

The third interactive station involved maps, push pins, and colored yarn. Participants were asked to map out their cross-town travel on the map. The yarn colors represented the mode of transportation and the pins were different colors to represent the purpose of the trip (work, recreation, shopping, etc.)

In addition to the interactive stations, there were information boards. Below are a few photographs of them.

IMG_0131(The Vision Zero Safety Map — showing safety concerns on Park Place and at Park Place & Kenyon)

IMG_0130(Major Planned Area Development map)

IMG_0127(Existing Use of Alternative Travel Modes map)

IMG_0128(Existing Street Condition map)

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6 Comments on “Overview of First DDOT Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study Meeting”

  1. Angry Parakeet Says:

    I have contacted city reps to advocate for speed cameras on Irving and Kenyon. These superhighways through my neighborhood are crazy! Get drivers to simply follow existing laws and my Park View neighborhood would be a better and safer place.

  2. J Says:

    What are the statuses of the Armed Forces Retirement Home and Howard Town Center developments?

    • Kent Says:

      I think the AFRH project is still a go (no idea of timeline). Howard Town Center seems to be dead in the water these days. I don’t think there is currently an identified developer or plan.

  3. L Says:

    Including Park Place in this study is also important, as many of the accidents at Park and Kenyon, and Park and Irving are caused by the super highway on Park Place. Converting this to one lane would really help the speeding and accidents. Focusing only on Irving and Kenyon won’t have the same impact.

  4. […] The next DDOT Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study has been scheduled for April 20th, and I’m happy to report that it will be held at Chavez Prep Middle School located at 770 Kenyon Street. The first workshop was held on February 2nd, and you can read my notes here. […]

  5. […] of the suggested changes that DDOT has developed in response to the feedback they gathered at the first workshop and from the 689 comments that were submitted via the online interactive map. The third Crosstown […]

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