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“DDOT Releases New Mobility Website to Track Traffic Congestion”

by Prince Of Petworth February 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm 2 Comments

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the release of the District Mobility website as part of an effort to clearly communicate how the District’s transportation system is performing.

District Mobility is a dynamic web tool that shows the District’s state of mobility for surface transportation modes and outlines DDOT’s recommendations for managing and operating built infrastructure to meet growing demand.

“The goal of the District Mobility Project is to better quantify and qualify the state of the District’s transportation system performance from a holistic, multimodal perspective,” said DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo. “The interactive, data-rich design of District Mobility provides an innovative platform for sharing the state of mobility and DDOT’s progress towards reducing congestion on our roads.”

District Mobility is part of the ongoing District Mobility Project. The Project was established to increase understanding of mobility issues in the District and define a program of improvements to address them. It builds on national advances in transportation system performance management to track District-wide trends in congestion and travel-time reliability, among other key system performance metrics.

The District Mobility Project leverages transportation data for multiple modes (walking, bicycling, transit, and driving) to inform DDOT’s short- and long-term investment strategies. The metrics, data, and recommendations developed through the District Mobility Project are presented in both the District Mobility website and a District Mobility Report.

“The District has a diverse, multimodal transportation network that serves District residents, regional commuters, and tourists from around the world,” said Project Manager Stephanie Dock. “District Mobility is arranged into a series of stories describing the people who travel in DC, the transportation modes that they use to move around, and how they experience different
aspects of congestion and mobility. Interactive maps allow website users to see how transportation demand in the District changes over the course of a day and how those changes impact all modes.”

By highlighting areas with high congestion, low reliability, and poor accessibility, District Mobility shows where DDOT will target near-term investments to improve multimodal mobility.

The District Mobility website and the District Mobility Report are both available at https://districtmobility.org/. Feedback is welcome. Contact information is available on the website at https://districtmobility.org/stories/more-information.”

  • DG

    Very impressive site. Kudos to DDOT for using data to make decisions.

  • atlascesar

    Yeah cool, but DDOT seems to be putting these types of reports out every few years, and then they just sorta sit there with no follow-on action. Whatever happened to “moveDC” (http://www.wemovedc.org/) or DC Vision Zero (http://www.dcvisionzero.com/). Both published with a huge PR blast, but now sit seemingly dormant. Last fall, the social media accounts for DC Vision Zero were active and promising a January update. DDOT is like a guy who keeps coming up with grand schemes and plans to stop smoking, get in shape, and turn his life around, but then just gives up after month, only to repeat the whole process a year or two later. We should stop congratulating DDOT for publishing progressive plans, and save our applause for when DDOT actually implements them.

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