Category Archives: Traffic Safety

Necessary Accommodations: How DDOT Prioritizes Pedestrian, Bicyclist Safety Near Work Zones

Construction is a dangerous business. According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 991 people were killed in the private construction industry in 2016, which accounted for more than 21 percent of total private industry worker deaths that … Continue reading

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Moving Toward Vision Zero: DDOT Continues to Grow Its School Crossing Guard Force

It was closing in on the end of the school year and Kiarra Hunt was waiting for what had become a daily ritual: a high five from a passing Dad who was ushering his two small children to Van Ness … Continue reading

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A Full Circle Approach: DDOT Aims to Take Lessons from Traffic Safety Gains in Grant Circle NW to Rest of District

After almost a year of traffic studies and input from local community members the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) installed a series of safety improvements around Grant Circle NW. These improvements were swiftly installed – unburdening nearby residents from undergoing … Continue reading

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