Safety

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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:

 

Safety Is Our Priority

DC Streetcar Vehicles are now back on H Street and Benning Road NE to continue the Testing and Commissioning Phase. This means motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists will be sharing the road with our streetcar vehicles. Once safety certification is complete, the system will open for passenger service. Now is the time to get familiar with our simple safety tips designed to keep you safe.

 

CBTC Construction

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.

 

 Safety Videos

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.