Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

This Saturday: Launch of DC Master Transportation Planning Process

Street space efficiencyFrom email:

On Saturday, February 9, 2013, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will hold the moveDC Idea Exchange, a family-friendly public event, held to share ideas about how District residents, workers and visitors can have convenient and reliable multimodal options that connect them to economic and quality of life opportunities. Anyone who drives, walks, bikes, rides a bus, or takes a train in DC should attend to help shape the plan to develop a bold, new transportation vision for the District.

With a rapidly-growing population and the increasing demands on the whole system, it is essential to take steps to keep DC moving. The Idea Exchange will introduce moveDC, a collaborative transportation planning effort to incorporate all methods of transportation in the District of Columbia into a single Multimodal Long Range Transportation Plan.

“This planning effort will help shape the future of transportation in the District,” said DDOT Director Terry Bellamy. “This plan will focus on bringing together transit, vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian and freight recommendations to create a seamless, convenient transportation system for the District.”

moveDC is led by DDOT's Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration (PPSA) and is expected to be completed by early 2014.

- 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Transportation Fair, drop in anytime)
- 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (City Leader Welcome)
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Future of Transportation Panel Discussion)

- Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW

City Leaders’ Welcome (10:30 am – 11:00 am)
Future of Transportation Panel Discussion (11:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Interactive discussion focused on transportation and...
§ The Competitive City
§ Neighborhood Vitality
§ Shared Prosperity
§ The Sustainable City

Transportation Fair (9:30 am – 3:00 pm)
§ Transportation information booths
§ Fun, interactive activities:
o My Transportation Wish
o Transportation Activity Book
o The Great Transportation Debate
o Transportation Innovation Station
o Choose Your Move
o How's it Moving?
o Street Dreams
o Last Call
§ Giveaways

The moveDC website describes the various elements of the plan.  I wish they would have included a section on local transportation history and some discussion of what we might call the physics of transportation.  See follow up posts.

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