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.

There is no safe passage for cyclists or pedestrians along Route 1/Rhode Island Ave between the southern end of the Trolley Trail and the Anacostia trail system. Installing a sidewalk and bike lane along this stretch would make so many people happy - especially with all the new businesses coming in along Route 1. I can't believe it's not part of the draft plan.

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Katie Gerbes admin at June 11, 2018 at 3:34pm EDT

Hi Zoe! Thanks for your comments on the Transportation Plan.

The reason the connection of the Trolley Trail down to Charles Armentrout Drive (and the Anacostia Trail System) isn't in this document is because there are already plans in the design stages to do just that. Maryland State Highway Administration is at the 30% design stage of the Trolley Trail extension. Exact completion date will depend on which fiscal year the project is funded under, but the trail connection is estimated to be complete in 2020/2021.

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Zoe Vulgaropulos at June 14, 2018 at 10:40am EDT

Thank you for the info, Katie - that's a relief!

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Dan Behrend about 1 month ago

Even with plans in the 30% design stage at the Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT-SHA), I strongly encourage the City to add the trail connection between the Trolley Trail and Anacostia Tributary Trail along Route 1 as a priority in the Hyattsville Transportation Plan. One of the summaries of the plan describes it as determining priorities for the next 20 years. This trail connection is, arguably, the most important project to improving the bicycle network in the City and the immediate region. Including the connection as a priority recognizes and acknowledges the importance of connecting these trails; and, including it as a transportation priority gives the City and other stakeholders further support to push MDOT-SHA for its completion. The fact that the MDOT-SHA is at the 30% design stage would suggest there's little downside to the City for including such an important priority in the transportation plan. Best case scenario, the SHA completes the trail in 2020/2021, and the City gets to acknowledge one of its transportation priorities as completed.

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