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Pedestrian and Multimodal Study Bolling Air Force Base

Transportation Management Plan enhances all modes of transportation at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in the nation’s capital.
  • Gannett Fleming studied all transportation modes at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, including bicycle - Gannett Fleming

    Gannett Fleming studied all transportation modes at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, including bicycle.

  • Pedestrian safety and mobility was a key focus of the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling study - Gannett Fleming

    Pedestrian safety and mobility was a key focus of the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling study.

Client
Air Force District of Washington
Location
Washington, D.C.
Our Role
Planning.
Data
Completed:
2009
Duration:
2 years
Outcomes
  • Improved mobility for all modes of transportation
  • Increased efficiency of vehicular movement on and around the base
  • Reduced single-occupant vehicle commuting and total vehicular trips.

Home to the United States Air Force 11th Wing, also known as "The Chief's Own,” Bolling Air Force Base is situated on the east bank of the Potomac River in our nation's capital, and has served as a crucial armed forces base for nearly 100 years. Now known as the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, it serves 42,000 Airmen and their families in the U.S capital region and worldwide. With so many people living and working at the base, efficient and safe modes of transportation became a pressing issue as the base grew.

Gannett Fleming conducted a pedestrian and multimodal study as part of an overall Transportation Management Plan (TMP) to assess vehicular and pedestrian travel, parking conditions, and transit services, as well as identify transportation needs for the future addition of personnel.

What We Did

Utilizing the findings of the pedestrian and multimodal study, the TMP includes analysis of travel modes, trip timing, frequency and length, and travel routes. It was used to identify or validate alternate transportation needs and initiate an active plan to promote more efficient employee commuting patterns. The overall goal of the TMP is to reduce vehicular travel to the base by encouraging alternative modes of transportation.

Gannett Fleming developed a traffic model to estimate the decrease in delay, fuel, and emissions with various levels of vehicular travel reductions. It then outlined its multimodal recommendations, which aided the district in its base access planning efforts with state and local government entities.

Key Features

  • Conducted parking and pedestrian accommodation inventory
  • Encourages new transit stations and enhanced pedestrian environments
  • Evaluated entry control facilities 
  • Includes projected traffic volumes and cost estimates
  • Rewards ridesharing
  • Supports alternate work venues, including video conferencing
  • Supports bicycle commuting
  • TMP complies with National Capital Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan and the Federal Transportation Management Program Handbook.

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