Transportation Management in the Anacostia Waterfront Washington, D.C.

by Louis J. Slade, Gorove/Slade Associates, Inc, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Site Impact Traffic Assessment: Problems and Solutions


The Anacostia Waterfront is a 500 acre land mass located approximately one-half mile from the U.S. Capitol. This area includes a U.S. Army facility (Ft. McNair), a U.S. Navy facility (the historic Navy Yard), the Southeast Federal Center which is the future headquarters of several government civilian agencies, and extensive private landholdings with significant development potential. All of the study area has under-utilized water frontage on the Anacostia River and the Washington Channel. The area is poised for re-development. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is completing construction of the Greenline extension which will include two Metrorail stations along the M Street north property boundary. Because of its configuration and water frontage, the Anacostia Waterfront has severe highway access limitations. The area is a peninsula with land access from the north only. A traffic demand management program has been developed for the area as part of technical studies carried out by consultants for the Federal City Council. The demand management program was coupled with the region's transportation planning models to test the viability of using the demand management and parking management to optimize utilization of the highway and transit networks so that the development potential for the area can be achieved.

Subject Headings: Traffic management | Traffic models | Transportation management | Traffic signals | Highway and road management | Urban areas | Traffic surveys | United States | Washington | District of Columbia | Virginia | Maryland

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