#Roads & Transport
United States Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is notoriously home to traffic congestion and long commutes. According to a study released by the Washington Post, D.C. area residents spend an average of 69 hours per year sitting in traffic at a cost of $577.00 per person annually. The post also notes that Washingtonians face rush hour traffic for 1/3 of the day.

Continually making the nation's list for the top ten cities with the worst traffic, it is important that authorities re-evalute traffic patterns and look for a solution to the congestion issues in the D.C. metropolitan area.

In order to relieve some of the traffic congestion in the D.C. area, we, the undersigned, ask that the Department of Transportation should do the following:

(1) Create an abundance of free parking available at metro stops.

(2) Widen route 66 from Washington D.C. to Manassas.

(3) Widen route I-95 from Washington D.C. to Dale City.

(4) The H.O.V. restriction on route 66 should extend beyond the city of Fairfax.

(5) H.O.V. restrictions should be created during rush hour for the national beltway.

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The Create More Efficient Traffic Patterns in Washington D.C. petition to United States Department of Transportation was written by Julia Straker and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.