Since the fall, the City has been working with Toole Design Group on a citywide Transportation Plan. After months of public data collecting, Toole has released a draft of the recommendations they are suggesting for the Hyattsville Transportation Plan. Two documents are attached to this forum: a document outlining proposed changes to the existing transportation network, and a map of the City showing where each of the proposed projects takes place.

**NOTE**  These recommendations are still in the draft stage and this is not the final Hyattsville Transportation Plan. It is likely that language in the draft may get added, removed or otherwise edited through this review process. 

Do you like some of the listed recommendations? Do you think we've missed something? Let us know by commenting in the box above.

In my corner of Ward 5 there is already a large amount of traffic that passes through the neighborhood to avoid the intersection of Hamilton and Queens Chapel Rd. It seems to me that restructuring Hamilton St to reduce traffic speeds will increase the motivation to avoid this intersection, and the light at Queens Chapel and Lancer will make it easier for commuters to use the small neighborhood streets. I worry that some of the proposed new roads will turn other previously quiet corners of the city into heavily trafficked throughways. Large numbers of commuters passing through small residential streets at high speed is a good way to inhibit building community with others on your street, and is a hazard as well. Wouldn't a better goal be to redirect traffic flow around neighborhoods to maintain the neighborliness that many areas of Hyattsville have?

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