Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 19B. Open Access to Data and Information.


§ 50–1951.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "Collision" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 50-2201.02(3).

(2) "DDOT" means the District Department of Transportation.

(3) "Motor vehicle" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 50-2201.02(11).

(4) "MPD" means the Metropolitan Police Department.


(Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-155, § 101, 63 DCR 10143.)

Editor's Notes

For requirement of the issuance of rules to implement title 7 of Law 21-155, see § 703 of D.C. Law 21-155.


§ 50–1951.02. Publication of collision data.

(a) The Mayor shall publish online, at least once per month, the following data related to each collision that occurred in the preceding month:

(1) The date and time of the collision;

(2) The type of motor vehicle or motor vehicles involved in the collision;

(3) The location, by ward and block or intersection, of the collision;

(4) The Police Service Area in which the collision occurred;

(5) The number of fatalities or injuries that result from the collision, disaggregated as follows:

(A) The number of motorists killed;

(B) The number of motorists injured;

(C) The number of passengers killed;

(D) The number of passengers injured;

(E) The number of bicyclists killed;

(F) The number of bicyclists injured;

(G) The number of pedestrians killed;

(H) The number of pedestrians injured;

(6) Available demographic information about the person or persons involved in the collision, which shall be aggregated and describe any injuries sustained in the collision using the term "minor", "serious", "critical", or "fatal"; provided, that the Mayor shall not publish any personal information, including:

(A) A person's name, address, photograph, or social security number;

(B) Individually identifiable health information, as that term is defined in 45 C.F.R. § 160.103; and

(C) Any other information that could be used, on its own or in combination with other information, to identify, contact, or locate a person involved in a collision.[; and]

(7) As identified in MPD's crash report, the apparent human factor or factors that contributed to the collision, such as intoxication, driver inattention or distraction, speeding, or failure to yield.

(b) If complete data about a collision is not available at the time of publication, the Mayor shall publish online the information that is available at the time of publication, and update the data as additional information becomes available.


(Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-155, § 102, 63 DCR 10143; Mar. 29, 2018, D.C. Law 22-77, § 2(a), 65 DCR 1555.)


§ 50–1951.03. Publication of moving infraction data.

(a) To the extent available, the Mayor shall publish online, at least once per quarter, the following information related to all notices of infractions issued for moving infractions in the preceding quarter:

(1) The date and time of the moving infraction;

(2) The location, by ward and block or intersection, where the moving infraction occurred;

(3) The agency that issued the notice of infraction;

(4) Whether the notice of infraction was issued in person or by use of the automated traffic enforcement program;

(5) The violation;

(6) The jurisdiction in which the motor vehicle involved in the moving infraction is registered; and

(7) The year, make, model, and type of the motor vehicle that committed the moving infraction.

(b) If complete data about a notice of infraction is not available at the time of publication, the Mayor shall publish the information that is available at the time of publication, and update the data as additional information becomes available.


(Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-155, § 103, 63 DCR 10143; Mar. 29, 2018, D.C. Law 22-77, § 2(b), 65 DCR 1555.)

Applicability

Section 7015 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 901 of D.C. Law 21-155. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 21-155 have been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-155: § 901 of D.C. Law 21-155 provided that the creation of this section by § 103 of D.C. Law 21-155 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 901 of D.C. Law 21-155, see § 7015 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 901 of D.C. Law 21-155, see § 7015 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).


§ 50–1951.04. Publication of information relating to permits for the occupation of public space, public rights of way, and public structures.

(a) DDOT shall publish on its website, at least once per week, the following information related to permits for the occupation of public space, public rights of way, and public structures issued pursuant to § 10-1141.03 ("permit"), in the preceding week that would block a sidewalk, bicycle lane, or other public pedestrian or bicycle path:

(1) The location of the public space, public right of way, or public structure affected by the issuance of the permit, by ward and block or intersection;

(2) A description of the public space, public right of way, or public structure affected by the issuance of the permit, including whether the permit closes a sidewalk, bicycle lane, or other public pedestrian or bicycle path;

(3) The duration for which the portion of a sidewalk, bicycle lane, or other public pedestrian or bicycle path will be closed, including the start and end date for the closure;

(4) A brief explanation of the reason for issuing the permit to close a portion of a sidewalk, bicycle lane, or other public pedestrian or bicycle path; and

(5) A description of or plan showing any safe accommodation provided for pedestrians and bicyclists, as required by § 10-1141.03(f), or, in the event that a safe accommodation is not provided for pedestrians and bicyclists, an explanation for the absence of a safe accommodation.

(b) If complete data about the permit is not available at the time of publication, DDOT shall publish the information that is available at the time of publication, and update the data as additional information becomes available.


(Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-155, § 104, 63 DCR 10143; Mar. 29, 2018, D.C. Law 22-77, § 2(c), 65 DCR 1555.)


§ 50–1951.05. Publication of information relating to citizen petitions for traffic calming measures.

(a) DDOT shall publish on its website, at least once per month, the following information related to citizen petitions for traffic calming measures submitted to the agency in the preceding month:

(1) The location of the requested traffic calming measure, by ward and block or intersection;

(2) The date that the citizen petition was submitted to the agency;

(3) The change or modification requested under the citizen petition for traffic calming; and

(4) The status of the citizen petition within the agency's review of citizen petitions for traffic calming measures.

(b) If complete data about the citizen petitions for traffic calming measures is not available at the time of publication, DDOT shall publish the information that is available at the time of publication, and update the data as additional information becomes available.


(Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-155, § 105, 63 DCR 10143; Mar. 29, 2018, D.C. Law 22-77, § 2(d), 65 DCR 1555.)


§ 50–1951.06. Annual report on locations with the highest rate of collisions that injure or kill pedestrians or bicyclists.

By July 1, 2017, and annually thereafter, DDOT shall transmit to the chairperson of the Council committee with oversight of transportation a report that:

(1) Identifies the 20 locations at which pedestrians or bicyclists were most frequently seriously injured or killed as the result of a collision during the preceding 5 years;

(2) Describes any inspections conducted by DDOT at the locations identified pursuant to paragraph (1) of this section;

(3) Makes recommendations for how to decrease the number of collisions with pedestrians or bicyclists at the locations identified pursuant to paragraph (1) of this section and provides a timeline for implementing the recommendations; and

(4) Provides status updates on the implementation of recommendations provided in past reports required by this section.


(Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-155, § 106, 63 DCR 10143; Mar. 29, 2018, D.C. Law 22-77, § 2(e), 65 DCR 1555.)


§ 50–1951.07. Biennial report on improving bicycle and pedestrian safety.

(a) By July 1, 2018, and every 2 years thereafter, DDOT, with input from other District agencies as needed, shall submit to the Council and make publicly available a report for improving bicycle and pedestrian safety, which shall include:

(1) Recommendations on how to enhance the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians at intersections;

(2) Recommendations on how arterial streets may be designed to minimize the risk of collisions with bicyclists and pedestrians;

(3) Recommendations on how to enhance the safety of pedestrians at uncontrolled crosswalks; and

(4) A timeline for implementing the recommendations contained in the report.

(b) DDOT shall use the report required by subsection (a) of this section to develop strategies and plans to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.


(Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-155, § 107, 63 DCR 10143; Mar. 29, 2018, D.C. Law 22-77, § 2(f), 65 DCR 1555.)