Changing travel patterns, the rise of e-commerce, and new transportation technologies are shifting the demands for limited curbside space. Transit, driving, parking, ride hailing, deliveries, and more are all vying for limited space.

DC has piloted changes such as dynamic parking pricing in Chinatown, new nightime drop-off zones on Connecticut Avenue, innovative freight delivery programs in neighborhoods like Georgetown and around the ballpark, and more. Rosslyn and Arlington County are exploring innovative steps to take there as well.

DCST and its members will work with transportation agencies to help propose, implement, and evaluate pilot programs and permanent changes to better balance curb space for all.

From the Blog

    • Whose curb is it, anyway?

      By Caitlin Rogger     July 26th, 2019

      Nine curbside locations around the District will be available to reserve for commercial deliveries starting August 1, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) recently announced. The three-month pilot gives a company called curbFlow authority to manage the zones.

    • DC will build a tunnel from the NoMa Metro, delay the K Street Transitway, replace lead pipes, and fund more affordable housing

      By David Alpert     May 14th, 2019

      A long-awaited moment in budget season comes when DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson releases his package of budget changes, which combine, reconcile, and sometimes reverse things from the individual committees. Here are some of the changes most connected to issues we cover.

    • 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.

    • With Ubers, Amazon deliveries, taxis, and more, “PUDO zones” rebalance how we use our curbs

      By Caitlin Rogger     March 1st, 2019

      Cities are constantly responding to new technology and residents' evolving needs, and the curb is one place where big changes are happening. As ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have expanded in the past few years, drivers frequently resort to stopping on the street and in bicycle lanes to pick up and drop off passengers.

    • 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.