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Vision Zero Initiative adds New WDC Drop-Off and Pick- Up Zones

As an urban space Washington DC has a lot to offer, including a large number of pedestrians and cyclists vying for space with traffic on the streets. There’s a district-wide initiative, Vision Zero, aimed and making our streets safer in how traffic interacts with those on two feet or two wheels. According to an article published recently by WDC Curbed, part of this initiative is about to go live with new drop-off and pick up zones being dedicated around the city.

These zones will allow for cars and trucks to pull off the roadway to a zoned area for passenger exchanges as well as commercial deliveries. With our roadways filled with bikes and pedestrians almost as much as cars and trucks, it’s hoped this new plan will help achieve greater safety for everyone, the main goal of Vision Zero.

There are 5 major areas which will have these new drop-off/pick-up zones:

  • At the Warf along the south curb of the 800 block at Maine Ave. NW
  • The Smithsonian National Zoo at the east side curb of the 2900 block of Connecticut Ave. NW
  • In the NoMa neighborhood on the west curb along the 1200 block of 6th St. NE
  • In Georgetown at the east curb of the 1200 block on Wisconsin Ave. NW
  • 14th Street near U Street on both sides of the road, 1900 block on the west side and 2000 block on the east

So, the next time you need an Uber or Lyft ride in any of these areas, head to the new zone for a safer start or end to your ride. If you’re driving in these areas of WDC, be prepared as these zones are also no-parking zones, and cars being towed.

The Vision Zero initiative has other safety improvements in the works as well, including additional bike lanes to come with a focus on protection for riders. There’s also a plan to lower the speed limit down to 20 miles per hour throughout neighborhoods, establishing ‘Slow Zones’. Also, under consideration is the possibility of prohibiting right turns at red lights at 100 WDC intersections.

The ultimate goal of the Vision Zero initiative is to have zero traffic fatalities by 2024. Learn all about this major safety initiative at the official website of the District Dept of Transportation. If it’s time to buy or sell your home in the WDC area, work with a realty team ready to put their care and expertise to work for you. ADMC Realty Group is pleased to serve the Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Give us a call at (202)596-8101 or email us at [email protected] and let get the conversation started.

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