The moveDC 2021 Update is an action-oriented plan that builds upon moveDC’s modal policy and priority networks by setting policies and practices that ease the implementation of bus priority improvements, protect bicycle facilities, and other projects that prioritize District streets for and to safely move people. Foursquare ITP led the development of the multimodal existing conditions and trends assessment; developed key analysis to identify transportation need areas and compared them to historically disadvantaged populations; led community engagement and communications; supported goals, policies, and performance metric development; and developed the final plan layout and graphics.
Foursquare ITP developed an Existing Conditions Assessment, which compiled a wide array of data points into a clear picture of the District that told a compelling story including current issues and challenges, critical trends, and a comprehensive look at the state of transportation (commuting, use by mode, safety, etc.). The “Snapshot” provided readers from all backgrounds with an Executive Summary of the state of transportation in the District and non-transportation factors that impact how all people move about the city. As part of this effort, Foursquare ITP updated all the data and maps produced as part of the District Mobility effort (www.districtmobility.com)–also a project on which Foursquare ITP played a key role—including multimodal delay, travel time, reliability, and access.
Foursquare ITP also created an innovative transportation needs index that combined the analysis of walk access to high-frequency transit (bus, rail, bikeshare); accessibility to jobs and destinations by all modes within different time frames (30, 45, 60 minutes); and safety concerns (proximity to high crash corridors and lack of sidewalks). This index was compared to historically disadvantaged populations including persons of color, low-income, LEP, and mobility challenged to identify priority areas across the District.
For community engagement and communications, Foursquare ITP developed and analyzed a public survey to gather public and stakeholder input on the moveDC goals, policies, equity approach, and strategies. Foursquare ITP also coordinated development and distribution of collateral to inform the public about moveDC and ways to engage with the project team; planned and developed materials for virtual town hall events; and established a “moveDC hotline” to enable members of the public to engage with the project team by phone (voicemail or live phone call).