Livability studies are the District Department of Transportation's system-wide approach to traffic safety and transportation improvements for several neighborhoods. The studies seek solutions that do not shift problems to other blocks or intersections. Each liability study concludes with a list of recommendations that can be implemented within a 6-8 year period.
Livability studies should be a community-driven process. During the data collection phase, we spend time combing documents, websites, blogs, and emails to find previous public comments and concerns within the study area. We marry that is transportation data such as crashes, traffic volumes, and level of traffic stress to identify roads and intersections that need special attention. Working through a robust outreach approach, we deliver final recommendations which include safer crossings, geometric adjustments, and infrastructure for people biking.