DC Streetcar Master Land Use Plan
Washington, DC is advancing its next stage of urban transportation with a fully integrated bicycle system that supports commuting, recreational and visitor bicycling, introduction of a 37-mile system of modern streetcars, and engaging neighborhoods in conversations about transportation opportunities to improve livability and economic development. In its partnership with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the City has introduced, and is expanding, DC Circulator service between its core neighborhoods and business districts, and has implemented the first routes of the new, limited stop MetroBus Express service with transit signal priority and GPS communications technologies.
As part of the District’s initiatives, KAI worked with Goody Clancy and is completed the Phase 1 analysis of the District of Columbia Streetcar Master Land Use Plan. KAI's work provided strategic direction to the planning team in order to make the most of the District’s 20-year plan to build a 37-mile network of modern streetcar service and infrastructure. It also includes evaluation of the economic opportunity access improvements of all segments, and an analysis of transportation-related constraints to streetcar service and realization of neighborhood revitalization. The Master Land Use Plan will guide future investments in streetcar to best position the District to achieve the goals for the streetcar and ensure that District residents receive the greatest possible benefits from the new system.