Category Archives: General

Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project Nears Completion – Major Safety Improvements Now In Place

After five years of planning, design and construction the District of Transportation (DDOT) is nearing completion of the Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project. DDOT continues to monitor and review the Wisconsin Avenue corridor, and will undertake further improvements with the reconfiguration of … Continue reading

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What is an LPI? A Head Start for Pedestrians

(Posted by George Branyan, DDOT’s Pedestrian Program Coordinator) DDOT in now using a new tool for increasing pedestrian safety. The Leading Pedestrian Interval, or LPI, is a simple signal timing change that can have a big impact on the lives … Continue reading

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Nannie Helen Burroughs – Into the Next Century

Posted by Karina Ricks, DDOT Associate Director, Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration (and former Great Streets Program Manager) “To struggle and battle and overcome and absolutely defeat every force designed against us is the only way to achieve.” – Nannie … Continue reading

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Ride it, Drive it, Walk it, Share it!

Posted by Karyn Le Blanc, DDOT Director of Communications Something we learn from a very young age is how to share, to be fair and to try to make sure everyone has access to an equitable portion. We are taught … Continue reading

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Building a Firm Foundation at DDOT

When we launched the DDOT Action Agenda in February this year we talked about 5 basic core values.  Top of the list is the “Firm Foundation” value.  For DDOT this means putting the right people in the right seats on … Continue reading

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Parking Meter Pilots Survey

…many times the best way to make sure that your planning makes sense is to test things on the ground and to make sure they work as well in reality as they do in theory. A great example of that is our plan to improve the District’s parking program which is leveraging the expertise, technology and resources of the private sector. Basically, show me it’s the best, quickly, before I spend taxpayers $ to buy it. Continue reading

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Big Time Work

One of the most important aspects of my job at DDOT is getting out in the field with our managers, engineers, contractors and residents on our job sites. We have more projects under way concurrently than any other time in … Continue reading

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