K & Water Street Corridor Bicycle - Pedestrian Connectivity Enhancements

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and local partners recognize that a connected, accessible and multi-modal transportation system is vital to the economic success of Georgetown. The K Street/ Water Street corridor is well positioned to play a significant role in the area’s long-term economic growth as it begins the transformation into a comprehensive, integrated transportation network that allows for safe and convenient travel for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and motorists of all ages and abilities. The K & Water Street Corridor study focuses on developing connectivity enhancements  for bicyclists and pedestrians, and is part of the Georgetown BID’s Georgetown 2028 15 Year Action Plan for the commercial district. The draft conceptual plan provides design recommendations to: 

  • Improve linkages between two of the highest volume multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trails in the region: the Capital Crescent and Rock Creek Trails
  • Improve public space between 34th Street and the Aqueduct Bridge
  • Improve the environment for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other transportation modes and 
  • Integrate plans for the DC Streetcar and new boathouses planned for the future

The concept plan includes an interim option, which can be completed in the short term and at a low cost to create a safer and more attractive environment, and a longer-term, optimum option which accommodates future planned uses. The study is funded through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Transportation-Land Use Connections Program, and will be completed in July 2016.

Download the concept plan

VIEW THE PROJECT FACT SHEET

A Public Meeting was held in Waterfront Park on Saturday, June 25th to discuss the draft K & Water Street Corridor Concept Plan. More details on the Public Meeting can be found here.