As DDOT is charged with developing streetscape standards for the District's transportation system and public space, DDOT shall:

  • improve the appearance and vitality of street and sidewalk space, and balance security and aesthetic considerations in public realm design.
  • improve the appearance and identity of the District's streets through the design of street lights, paved surfaces, landscaping areas, bus shelters, street "furniture", and adjacent building facades;
  • use variations in lighting and landscaping to highlight and clarify the function of different streets, making the circulation system easier to navigate and understand for residents and visitors; and
  • ensure that the design of public space facilitates connections between different modes of travel, including walking, public transit, bicycling, and driving.

Procedures & Services

Anyone who wishes to install any fixture or other street furniture in public space(such as a bench or bicycle rack) must obtain a public space permit from DDOT. All public space permit applications are processed through DDOT's Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS).

Bike Rack, Bench, or Other Street Furniture FAQ

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26 Mar, 2022 by James Graham