District’s Long-Range Transportation Plan “moveDC” Receives National Planning Award
(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia’s long-range multimodal transportation plan, “moveDC” was recognized by the American Planning Association (APA) for a National Award in Excellence for Transportation Planning.
The moveDC initiative, led by the District’s Department of Transportation (DDOT), is a blueprint for how the District’s transportation network can support anticipated growth through 2040, while also addressing needs of today’s system. The recommendations in moveDC offer residents, visitors and commuters a reliable transportation system that increases transportation options throughout the city.
“For the District’s moveDC initiative to be recognized nationally demonstrates that our vision for long-range transportation needs is working to make sure that residents and visitors have safe and reliable options for getting around our great city,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said.
The award honors efforts to increase transportation choices for all populations, to reduce dependence on private automobiles and to ease congestion and reduce climate change impact from transportation.
The moveDC plan encompasses all modes of transportation including transit, biking, walking, driving and freight. It prioritizes specific transportation investments beyond walking and driving by identifying networks of protected bike lanes, dedicated freight paths, high capacity surface transit lanes, or multimodal facilities.
The moveDC initiative, along with other APA award winners, will be honored at the 2015 National Planning Awards luncheon April 20, 2015, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
See YouTube video on the APA Award.