The District Department of Transportation (DDOT), based in Washington D.C., recently recognized the 10th anniversary of its goDCgo initiative, which promotes travel options, reduces traffic, infrastructure stress, and air pollution.
The endeavor was formed to target increased awareness and build support for sustainable travel options, such as transit, walking, biking, and carpooling to destinations across the District, officials said, via outreach and community engagement.
The program has made a substantial impact in changing commuter behaviors and helping businesses contribute to the District’s sustainability goals, with officials indicating since the launch the District has decreased traffic by cutting 120 million single-occupancy vehicle trips; eliminated 357,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the air; and saved 82 million gallons of gasoline.
“We are very proud of goDCgo’s success in providing employers, commuters, residents, and visitors with the information and assistance they need to make informed choices about traveling in the District,” DDOT Director Jeff Marootian said. “We look forward to many more milestones in prioritizing the Bowser administration’s commitment to making DC the greenest, healthiest, and most livable city in the nation.”
The DDOT maintains goDCgo provides complimentary transit resources and consulting services to area organizations and commuters in conjunction with the Capital Bikeshare Community Partners Program; Employer, Residential, School, and Hospitality Services; and Transportation Ambassadors programs.