Today, Interim Director Everett Lott shared with Councilmember Mary Cheh and members of the Transportation and Environment Committee, DDOT's plan to sunset the existing Slow Streets Program on May 31. As you know, we rolled out the Slow Streets program during the public health emergency to create more space for residents, to walk, bike and roll while practicing social distancing.
Over the last 9 months, supporters and critics of the Slow Streets program have expressed that they like the program, as envisioned, but that vision is often disparate from the reality. Compliance with the regulations of the Slow Streets program is reportedly low, leaving pedestrians and others feeling unsafe while using the roadway. This disconnect between perceived safety and actual safety is not sustainable.
Over the next several months, DDOT will reevaluate the program in a way that incorporates feedback from residents about the program. If you have feedback or ideas, please take a moment to complete this brief survey to tell us what you liked and what we can do better as we think about the future of this program.