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Increase Transportation Choices

Why Is This a Priority?

Residents said more transportation choices are important to their quality of life and health. Encouraging alternative development patterns (e.g., TOD), building and retrofitting complete streets, and developing bike and walking trails are just a few ways to ensure that residents of the CONNECT region have the option to choose a variety of transportation modes.

How Do We Get There?

  • Consider alternative transportation modes in the design of public developments and projects.
  • Increase collaboration among local academic, business and government entities. Communicate the relationship between air quality and climate change issues and public health.
  • Partner with local government to promote development that includes equitable distribution of schools, shopping, parks, grocery stores, and other amenities.

What Can Residents Do?

  • Choose to bike, walk, or take transit to work instead of driving your car.
  • Participate in community-wide planning for bike, transit and pedestrian improvements.
  • Talk to your employer about supporting alternative transportation incentive programs and offering bicycle facilities.

Walking and Bicycle Audits and Planning

Rural Transportation

Midtown Crossing at Turner's Point

Creative Public Finance

Public Engagement Tools and Techniques

Regional GIS Data Center

Subarea Plans

Inventory of Local Sustainability Policies and Programs

Freight Transportation Planning

Transportation Demand Management

Park and Greenway Access

DC Greens

“Buy Local” Campaign

Safe Routes to School


Mixed Use Development and Design Guidelines

GIS Community Assessment

Greenways and Trails Planning

Inclusionary Zoning

Land Use Modeling

Transit Readiness Assessment and Primer

Active Living

Transportation Corridor Preservation

Transit Oriented Development Incentives

Public Private Partnerships

Fare-Free Transit Service

Mobile Health Clinics