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Posts Tagged ‘District of Columbia’

Washington, DC: Fly-Through of the Proposed South Capitol Bridge

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Washington D.C. is to replace the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge to the tune of $441 million. AECOM is leading the design of the new bridge with Archer Western Construction and Granite Construction carrying out the project.

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First Recipients of the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

Friday, May 19th, 2017

DC Water and the Water Environment Federation congratulate the recipients of the first certifications under the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). The certification is designed to meet international best practice standards while supporting community-based job creation and establishing national standards for work on green infrastructure projects. For more information, please visit www.ngicp.org.

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Washington, DC: Making Way for Reagan International Airport’s Transformation

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Look back in time at the evolution of Reagan National and the varied uses for the land where the new commuter concourse will emerge. From a World War II hangar to interim commercial gates to the Airports Authority corporate headquarters, see how the airport has evolved to meet the needs of our passengers and the region.

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Washington, DC: What Could Benning Road Look Like?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

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Washington, DC: Do You Still Need to Own a Car?

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Planner and biking advocate Veronica Davis discusses her decision to give up her personal car, and the future of urban transportation options.

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Report Card for D.C.’s Infrastructure

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Report Card for D.C.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE)
NATIONAL CAPITAL SECTION
The District of Columbia has 265 bridge structures; 226 of the bridges are owned by the D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the remaining 39 are owned by the National Park Service (NPS). The average age of a bridge in D.C. is 58 years, and 80% of the bridges will need to be replaced or rehabilitated in the next 10 years. However, the District made significant strides to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges from 8% to 3% in just three years. Despite this progress, more than 220,000 trips are taken over a structurally deficient bridge every day and a quarter of bridges have at least one major component in fair condition.

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Vision Zero: Safe Streets for Washington, DC

Thursday, December 24th, 2015
Washington DC Vision Zero: INJURY CRASHES 2010-2014

DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The goal of Vision Zero is straight-forward: zero fatalities and serious injuries in our transportation system, because no loss of life is acceptable. Vision Zero was first adopted in Sweden in 1997. Since then, fatal and serious injuries in Sweden have consistently declined, despite a regular increase in people driving, walking, biking, and using transit.

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Streetfilms: Washington, D.C.’s Protected Bike Lane Treatments on 1st Street

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Earlier this year, 1st Street in Washington D.C. was transformed into a protected bike lane with a myriad of separation techniques that all seem to work very well and feel incredibly safe. About half the lane is done with concrete median prortection while other sections are done with green paint, plastic bollards and armadillos which seem to prevent traffic from encroaching on the lane. What is truly impressive is the now much more the narrow streets deliberatly funnel traffic more slowly and lead to a street that feels welcome in a Vision Zero world.

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Moving an Age-Friendly Washington, DC: Transportation for All Ages

Monday, September 15th, 2014
Density of the DC region’s older adult population (65+)

COALITION FOR SMARTER GROWTH
Baby boomers in DC, who are an estimated 17 percent of the District of Columbia’s population, represent a growing older cohort. Both their presence and well being are important to sustaining vibrant and inclusive neighborhoods. The potential contributions to our neighborhoods by older residents are undermined without forward-thinking planning to address the growing and unique needs of our oldest residents.

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Washington, DC: The New South Capitol Street Corridor

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Updated flyover renderings of the new South Capitol Street Corridor in Washington D.C.

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