DDOT has launched a new mobility website and whoa look at all the maps ? - Technical.ly DC


Feb. 16, 2017 11:50 am

DDOT has launched a new mobility website and whoa look at all the maps ?

District Mobility aims to show how D.C. is doing in terms of mobility of residents, and how it can improve.

D.C. mobility vibes.

(Photo by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier)

Ok, so we all know Unsuck DC Metro. But how is the District really doing in terms of mobility of residents and commuters?

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) released a new District Mobility website earlier this week aimed at answering that precise question. The site, which is part of DDOT’s Mobility Project, shows the state of mobility in D.C. (via various modes of transportation) using interactive maps. The goal, according to a press release, is to be able to identify where District transportation is meeting needs, and where it is not.

“By highlighting areas with high congestion, low reliability and poor accessibility, DistrictMobility shows where DDOT will target near-term investments to improve multimodal¬†mobility,” the press release states.

District Mobility guides a visitor through various topics such as commuting, reliability, congestion and more. Under each broad heading, interactive maps explore things like which bus stop serves the most people, how people commute in D.C. and “bicycle comfort network” (which grades biking streets according to car speed and volume).

Explore the site

As you know we’re map nerds, so we’re loving this look at how District residents get around. There’s so much to explore on the site, so we’ll let you get to it. Got feedback on the information that is (or isn’t) presented? DDOT is encouraging feedback.

We’ll leave you with the map that made us laugh:

D.C., by streetcar. (Screenshot)

D.C., by streetcar. (Screenshot)


Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier was the lead reporter for Technical.ly DC. The California native previously worked for NPR and the editorial board at USA Today. She can talk travel plans all day, and has strong opinions on the best doughnut in D.C.


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