Mobility Initiatives

Planning for Transportation Innovation

Capitol Riverfront has been the fastest growing neighborhood in the DC area over the past five years and will continue to experience rapid growth over the next 10 years, adding nearly 20,000 more residents, 400,000 square feet of additional retail, and up to 2 million square feet of additional office space. This growth means tens of thousands more residents, workers, and visitors moving into, out of, and through the neighborhood every day.

The neighborhood’s existing infrastructure was largely designed around the previous light-industrial land uses that dominated the waterfront of Near Southeast and Buzzard Point. Accommodating the new needs of the neighborhood means rethinking Capitol Riverfront’s transportation infrastructure and overall approach to mobility.

With those needs in mind, the Capitol Riverfront BID, its stakeholders, and partners are taking on a variety of mobility initiatives focusing on mass transit, micromobility (bicycles, scooters, and other small, low-speed personal vehicles), an improved pedestrian environment, shared parking strategies, and more.

This page will be updated regularly with information about current mobility initiatives for the neighborhood.



  • Project Leads: Capitol Riverfront BID and Southwest BID
  • Funding: Funding provided by Capitol Riverfront BID and Southwest BID
  • Project Focus:
    1) A high-level concept of how the design from the M Street Non-Automotive Planning Study alternatives could be applied along the SW portion of the corridor.
    2) A concept plan for how the public realm along the entire M Street SE-SW corridor can be improved for all modes/users including the pedestrian realm; and
    3) Feasibility study and recommendations for transit connectivity between Buzzard Point and commercial/transit hubs to the north, including Capitol Riverfront, SW Waterfront/The Wharf, Capitol South, and Union Station.
  • Consultant Team: Kimley-Horn, Four Square-ITP
  • Project Documents:

Public Engagement Opportunities

Area Mobility Advisory Committee Members

  • ANC 6D
  • ANC 6B
  • The Wharf DC
  • Arena Stage
  • Washington Nationals
  • Brookfield Properties
  • WC Smith
  • National Community Church
  • Greenleaf Community
  • Washington Navy Yard