DDOT’s number one priority is to make DC Streetcar safe for everyone through every phase of its development and throughout its service. Whether you are driving, walking, or cycling, we want to ensure that your interaction with DC Streetcar is a safe and positive experience.
Make safe decisions when you are traveling near the streetcar system. Learn to be DC Streetcar savvy by:
- Learning about DC Streetcar Testing and Operator Training,
- Following our Top Ten Safety Tips,
- Viewing our DC Streetcar Safety Video,
- And downloading our Map Your Route bike map.
Safety Is Our Priority
Construction is now underway at the Car Barn Training Center (CBTC) on the eastern end of the line, at Benning Road and 26th Street NE. The CBTC will handle storage and light maintenance of the vehicles and will also feature an educational and training facility for high school and college students. This area is an active construction zone, so please follow these helpful safety tips:
- Be aware of activity as you approach construction zones.
- Remove your earphones and pause your conversation.
- Sign up to receive updates and download helpful safety tips here.
DC Streetcar Safety Video
It has been 50 years since streetcars ran on DC’s streets. This safety video introduces the system to users and offers tips and reminders on staying safe.
Bicycle Safety Video
DDOT’s Jim Sebastian discusses safe cycling in the streetcar corridor.
Pedestrian Signals and Crosswalks are Important!
DDOT’s Ralph Burns explains the importance of following pedestrian signals, especially at intersections where streetcars follow their own signals.