Pedestrian Access and Safety


DDOT works to make walking and pedestrian activity an accessible and safe mode of travel throughout all parts of the District's transportation network and public space.

District of Columbia Pedestrian Master Plan 

DDOT shall incorporate transportation safety features in the development, design, and construction of pedestrian programs. (DDOT Establishment Act, D.C. Code § 50-921.01, § 50-921.04).

Procedures & Services

HAWK Pedestrian Signal Guide 

Quick Pedestrian / Bicycle Crash Site Visit Checklist

Pedestrian Access & Safety in Work Zones

As DDOT regulates the temporary occupancy of public space during construction, it shall ensure that the routing of pedestrians and other vehicles around a work zone is safe, and that traffic control plans submitted with construction permits replicate the existing pedestrian pathways as practically as possible. 

Pedestrian Safety and Work Zone Standards: Covered and Open Walkways

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