How DC is planning parking for a 21st Century city

By Tanya Stern

DC Office of Planning (OP) Director Harriet Tregoning and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Terry Bellamy co-authored this Washington Post op-ed that talks about how the District is planning for parking in a 21st Century Washington, DC. Of particular focus are proposals included in OP’s comprehensive update of the District’s 50+ year old zoning code: simplifying the complex parking minimum standards and eliminating parking minimum requirements downtown and in other higher-density, mixed-use settings near frequent mass transit.  DDOT also recently launched moveDC, a collaborative transportation planning effort to incorporate transit, vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian and freight uses into a single Multimodal Long Range Transportation Plan for the District of Columbia. The plan is scheduled to be completed in 2014 and will include recommendations to create a seamless and convenient transportation system for the District.

To learn more about the parking minimums proposals, please visit OP’s ZoningDC blog and this Parking factsheet.

To learn more about moveDC, please visit or check it out on Facebook ( and Twitter (