16th St NW bus lane
Improving bus service on 16th Street NW – one of the region’s busiest routes – has been under study for some time. Half of all travelers on 16th Street during rush hour ride the bus, yet buses are constantly overcrowded, delayed, and bunched together, making for an unpredictable and often-delayed ride. From petition drives to public testimony to policy expertise, the Coalition for Smarter Growth and other community members have pushed to implement a dedicated rush hour bus lane for the last six years.
Our work on affordable housing in the District focuses on Inclusionary Zoning (including affordable units in new development), public land redevelopment, long-term affordability, our leadership of the DC Affordable Housing Alliance, and other policies that help keep DC an inclusive city.
Done right, the planned redevelopment of the McMillan Sand Filtration Plant will create the city’s largest new park and foster a vibrant, walkable neighborhood. The planned transformation will sensibly complement the surrounding neighborhoods of Bloomingdale and Stronghold and bring the isolated Washington Hospital Center campus back into the city’s fabric.