Purpose of the Study
The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) conducted a multimodal safety and planning study of Florida Avenue, NE. Focusing on the Florida Avenue corridor from New York Avenue to H Street/Benning Road (click here for study area map), the study evaluated safety, streetscape, and operational enhancements to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists while ensuring all users have safe access within and through this important corridor.
A critical link in the District’s roadway network and part of a bourgeoning area of the city, Florida Avenue, NE is a complex corridor with multiple land uses, varying roadway conditions, and important transit connections. The corridor serves as the main street for the Gallaudet University campus and residents of Wards 5 and 6, as well as an increasingly popular regional destination following the development of Union Market and the NoMa business district. This study sought to effectively balance the transportation needs of all users of the corridor.
DDOT is committed to ensuring that Florida Avenue, NE is a safe transportation corridor and wants to engage with those who live, work and recreate in the area. The study process, now completed, included three public meetings at key stages in the planning process. In addition, the public provided input regarding transportation improvements along Florida Avenue, using the online mapping, survey and comment features on this web site. A Community Outreach Advisors group has provided guidance to the DDOT team throughout the planning process.
The final study document is available for download here.