• Ellen Jones will be DDOT’s new Chief Project Delivery Officer

      By David Alpert     August 14th, 2019

      When Sam Zimbabwe left to head Seattle's Department of Transportation, he left some big shoes to fill. That position will now go to Ellen Jones, who is currently Deputy Executive Director of the Downtown DC Business Improvement District and previously headed up the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

    • Do you hear the people signal support for bus lanes?

      By Caitlin Rogger     May 20th, 2019

      Fifty-six percent of Washington area residents think it’s a good idea to change some lanes on the roads into bus-only lanes at rush hour, according to a poll released Friday by the Washington Post. For DC residents, there was even stronger support, with 66%.

    • Mary Cheh will fund more bike lanes, raise residential parking fees, study decongestion pricing, and not keep Circulator free

      By David Alpert     May 2nd, 2019

      DC would get more public space inspectors, dedicated spaces for dockless scooters, and some progress on a long-delayed bike lane on 6th or 9th streets NW, under a draft budget revision from Councilmember Mary Cheh. Meanwhile, the DC Circulator would no longer be free and people would have to pay more for residential parking permits, especially for cars beyond the first.

    • Here’s what DCST thinks about DC’s top transportation priorities

      By David Alpert     March 27th, 2019

      For the last two years, Greater Greater Washington has managed DC Sustainable Transportation, a coalition of business, advocacy, and government entities who work together on shared priorities for transportation. At the DC Council's recent transportation oversight hearing, David Alpert had an opportunity to outline key transportation priorities.

    • Bowser’s budget funds fixing “Dave Thomas Circle,” Circulator to Ward 7, bike lane towing, streetcar, and more

      By David Alpert     March 20th, 2019

      DC will extend the Circulator bus to Ward 7, demolish the Wendy's at New York and Florida avenues NE, extend the DC Streetcar to Benning Road, and more under the proposed 2020 budget just released by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

    • Let’s bring 20,000 shared bikes to DC

      By David Whitehead     July 30th, 2018

      DC has set a goal that by 2032, 25% of all commutes be walking or biking. Dockless bike and scooter programs can help us get to this goal, but we need to embrace an expansive vision of the system.
       

    • What does 14th Street need for buses, bicyclists, and walkers?

      By David Whitehead     June 18th, 2018

      The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is taking a closer look at how to improve congestion on 14th Street NW in the area around and south of the Columbia Heights Metro station. Nothing has been proposed yet and the agency and local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions are hosting a community work sessions to discuss solutions on June 23.

    • DCST and dockless bikeshare operators agree on principles for the future

      By David Alpert     March 20th, 2018

      Five companies now operate dockless bikeshare in DC (and two now offer dockless scooters). You locate a dockless bike with an app, unlock it from your phone, and ride it anywhere (or at least, anywhere allowed). These bikes have brought great benefits to riders... and also some complaints.