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Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Increasing ‘livability’ in Northwest


The D.C. Department of Transportation has completed its “livability” study for upper Northwest neighborhoods, and it recommends a number of changes to calm speeding traffic and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.

The study focused on Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase DC, Forest Hills, AU Park, and Tenleytown. DDOT tabulated motor vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle crashes; surveyed residents to find out about problem spots; and analyzed the street network.

Recommendations include adding bulb-outs to aid pedestrian crossings, small roundabouts to slow traffic, speed cameras and new “bicycle boulevards” that have bikes and cars share the road at slow speeds.

[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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