Greater Washington, DC

The Greater Washington, DC region spans eight counties, the District of Columbia and numerous towns and cities.

The Greater Washington regional network works within the boundaries of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). COG staff supports the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB). The TPB is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Greater Washington region.

In the COG region, walking and bicycling comprise nine percent of trips, 30 percent of fatalities and two percent of funding. Within different communities, there are two full-time Safe Routes to School coordinators, two part-time coordinators and one additional school district-wide program run by a non-profit organization.

The Greater Washington, DC regional network focuses on three goals:

  • Create demand for walking and bicycling.
  • Leverage resources for Safe Routes to School, walking and bicycling.
  • Increase physical activity through Safe Routes to School, walking and bicycling.

News and information on the work of the Greater Washington regional network may be found on the Greater Washington websiteFacebook and Twitter.

Regional Policy Manager

Marieannette Otero
(301) 676-9010