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      goDCgo is an initiative of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) that encourages the use of sustainable transportation. We provide complimentary transit resources and consulting services to DC organizations and commuters. Our goal serves to decrease traffic congestion, improve air quality and create a better quality of life in the DC area.
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      It's Biking "May"hem!

      May 07, 2019

      May is observed as Bike Month which celebrates biking in communities across the nation. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and goDCgo is encouraging everyone to give it a try! Spring is a great time to start biking and there are a number of initiatives and local events happening in our city to help you get rolling on two wheels....

      DC Circulator is Going Wild!

      May 06, 2019

      Let your wild side out for a ride. The DC Circulator has launched a Zoo Express Bus – its first-ever summer bus service to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo! Starting May 4 through September 30, 2019, this bus will provide FREE express service between the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The new service closes the ½ mile transit gap between the Metro and the northwestern portion of Connecticut Ave, providing access to the Zoo and all the shops, restaurants, and hotels in the area. ...

      Bike to Work Day is Back to Business

      April 30, 2019

      As the cherry blossoms turn and the thermometer ticks up, you may notice more cyclists in city bike lanes. This can only mean one thing – Bike to Work Day is quickly approaching! On Friday, May 17, goDCgo and many other local organizations and businesses will be celebrating bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work – and you’re invited! Before we share registration information and locations for the celebratory events, let’s reflect on how far biking has come in the nation’s capital....

      Top 3 Takeaways from the Employer Ambassador Awards

      April 29, 2019

      On April 4, 2019, goDCgo held the 3rd annual Employer Ambassador Awards ceremony to recognize DC employers who demonstrated an exceptional commitment to sustainable transportation. This year’s winners had robust commuter benefit programs, reduced the stress of commuting for their employees, and showed impressive results supported by data. Here are the top 3 takeaways revealed during this year's ceremony: Someone is 6x more likely to bike with peer and bike infrastructure support. Keynote speaker, Shengyin Xu from the World Resources Institute (WRI), shared that her company deploys an employee travel survey every year to calculate their individual carbon footprint related to commuting. By learning from that data and using the information to bolster on-site amenities and perks, WRI learned that having on-site bicycle racks and peers who regularly commute by bike were the most influential supports for getting an employee to bike. Employees can get an average 2 additional weeks per year in time back by participating in telework. Winner of goDCgo’s Telework Award, Washington Gas, found that employees who participated in their telework program saved over 160 hours by working from home instead of spending time in traffic – that’s the equivalent of two weeks’ worth of vacation time.  True champions create teams. Workplace and institutional change are heavy-lifts; both the U.S. Government Accountability Office (Bike-Friendly Workplace Award Winner) and the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (Rideshare Award Winner) advocate for commuter support by cultivating social networks within their organizations. At the U.S. GAO, an employee bike taskforce volunteers to support new bike riders and works with administrative staff to expand bike parking in needed areas. At the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, small teams of over 1,000 carpoolers and 375 vanpool groups collectively advocate up the chain leading to premium parking for rideshares and agency support.   With over 800 companies offering pre-tax commuter benefits and over 200 enrolled as Capital Bikeshare Corporate Members, supporting sustainable transportation options is becoming the norm among DC employers. To learn how you can start or enhance your transportation benefits to attract and retain top talent, contact goDCgo today!...

      Get on Board for Public Transit!

      April 17, 2019

      Join us on April 25, 2019 for National Get on Board Day to show your support for public transportation! Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, Get on Board Day is a new national awareness and advocacy day that is all about generating awareness of and increasing support for public transportation among riders and non-riders alike....

      DC Bike Maps are Back!

      March 26, 2019

      Do you commute by bike, or perhaps go for recreational rides? Whether you’re an occasional or devoted cyclist in the District, you now have an updated 2019 edition of the DC Bike Map at your disposal both online and in print. Cyclists can use the map to plan commuting and recreational trips since it shows off-street trails, a newly detailed mountain bike trail, and identifies the suitability of streets for bicycling. The map also provides riding tips and other resources for cyclists and scooter riders. The map can be downloaded as a PDF file and accessed online or from a mobile device....

      New Traffic Signal System Gives Buses Priority

      March 22, 2019

      If you are one of the thousands of Metrobus riders throughout DC, you will be excited to know that DDOT just added a new way for buses to move through intersections before other traffic. By installing new “bus only” traffic signals, buses will have their own dedicated time to jump ahead of traffic at busy intersections. This means no more getting stuck behind other vehicles that could delay your schedule. ...

      Go Beyond the Blossoms with Circulator

      March 19, 2019

      Washington, DC’s iconic cherry blossoms will soon be in full bloom and with them comes the National Cherry Blossom Festival and all it has to offer. This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival will take place from March 20 to April 14, 2019. In addition to the abundance of festival activities, various restaurants and attractions across the District have partnered with the festival to bring the spirit of the season to the entire city....

      Cherry Blossom Festival: What to Know Before You Go

      March 14, 2019

      Are you ready for one of DC’s largest spectator events? Every year, more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world travel to the District to witness a transformation — the annual blooming of the cherry blossom trees. Gifted to our nation's capital by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in March 1912, more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees bring an explosion of life to the city and are celebrated with a series of events that are primarily free and open to the public. This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival will take place on March 20 to April 14, 2019 and we're here to provide you with all you should know before you go!...

      Best Spots for Cherry Blossoms

      March 13, 2019

      Here in the District, spring signifies more than just the arrival of warm weather — the season marks the blooming of our world-famous cherry blossom trees, symbolizing the natural beauty of our nation's capital city.  ...

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