DDOT is committed to providing safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian access throughout the city through the creation of a network of interconnected trails and shared use paths, as they provide a high-quality walking and biking experience, and act as a supplement to existing bicycle facilities.
FAQ: What is the difference between a trail, a multi-use trail, and a shared-use path?
The terms are used interchangeably in transportation planning. A shared use path is a path used by cyclists, pedestrians, and other non-motorized users which is physically separated from the roadway.
Procedures & Services
- Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
- Metropolitan Branch Trail Map
- DDOT Trails Program
Department Energy Savings Initiatives-Bike Trails
Page:Shared Use Paths (Compendium)
Page:Bicycle Lanes (Compendium)
Page:Bike Lane Closures (Compendium)
Page:Bicycle Registration (Compendium)
Page:Capital Bikeshare (Compendium)
Page:Bicycle Access and Safety (Compendium)
Page:Miscellaneous Vehicles (Compendium)
Page:Bicycle Parking (Compendium)
Design Standards & Specifications
- DDOT Bicycle Facility Design Guide
- DDOT Design and Engineering Manual, Chapter 28.5: Off-Street Shared Use Path Design Requirements
Transportation Plans & Studies
- DC Bicycle Master Plan
- Shared-Use Path Level of Service Calculator: A User's Guide. U.S. Department of Transportation. (2006).
- MoveDC: Bicycle Element