Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said her Fiscal Year 2022 #FairShot Budget will invest in infrastructure as a way to expand mobility options.
The budget dedicates more than $670 million to fix roadways, add sustainable transportation options and create new outdoor spaces for community use.
“The Fair Shot Budget has the ability to transform the way we move around DC,” Bowser said. “As the District reopens and more of our residents are actively getting to and from home, work, and school, we are seizing this opportunity to expand access to a wider variety of sustainable transportation options. These investments will improve the quality of life for residents right now, but they’re also the right investments for our kids and our kids’ kids.”
The Mayor’s $17.5 billion budget will improve the district’s transportation system and expand mobility throughout DC, the Mayor’s office said. The budget includes 80 new Capital Bikeshare stations; 3,500 new e-bikes for the Bikeshare fleet; 30 miles of protected bike lanes over the next three years; 17.4 miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails; car-free lanes and other initiatives to improve bus speeds and reliability; and a goal of ensuring all streets, sidewalks and alleys are in a state of good repair by 2025.
“So many of the projects and initiatives funded in this budget will deeply benefit how residents and visitors experience the District,” said Acting District Department of Transportation Director Everett Lott. “With Mayor Bowser’s support, we’re making big investments to help pedestrians, bicyclists, scooterists, and drivers travel more safely and efficiently in all eight wards.”