Canaan Merchant

Contributing Fellow
D.C. Policy Center

Canaan Merchant is a graduate of George Mason University. After he discovered his passion for public transportation and urban planning he began writing frequently for Greater Greater Washington. He has worked for a variety of federal agencies including the US Treasury, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Transportation, and Homeland Security. He can be reached at canaan.merchant(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Written By Canaan Merchant

How can D.C. make bikesharing family-friendly?

D.C. is still a pioneer in bikesharing, but more must be done for it to be a part of families’ car-free transportation options Capital Bikeshare was one of the first successful bikesharing systems set up in the United States, and is still one of the largest systems in the country. Now the…

February 14, 2019 | Canaan Merchant

How to build bus lanes and bike lanes—faster

D.C. wants more people on buses and bicycles. But it needs to pick up the pace on its projects to get there.   Washington, D.C. needs to improve its planning to build bus and bike lanes faster. The benefits of bus and bike lanes are realized only when the network of bus…

February 20, 2018 | Canaan Merchant