For the past year, 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 find report for the Hyattsville Transportation Plan. 

You can find several documents attached to this forum: the Hyattsville Transportation Plan final report, Appendix A: Existing Conditions Memo, Appendix B: Future Condition Scenarios, Appendix C: Wayfinding Plan, and Appendix D: Planning Level Cost Estimates. 

Toole Design Group will be presenting the Hyattsville Transportation Plan at the October 1 City Council meeting. The report will come back to the City Council for adoption on November 5, 2018. Any comments you have on the report can be submitted on this page for the City Council to take into consideration when the plan comes up for adoption. Comments should be submitted by October 29, 2018 in order to be viewed by the City Council in advance of their November meeting. 


8 Attachments

Attachment: Document - Hyattsville Transportation Plan

Attachment: Document - Appendix A: Existing Conditions Memo

Attachment: Document - Appendix B: Future Condition Scenarios (Morning, No Build Out)

Attachment: Document - Appendix B: Future Condition Scenario (Morning, Full Build Out)

Attachment: Document - Appendix B: Future Condition Scenario (

Attachment: Document - Appendix B: Future Condition Scenario (Evening, No Build Out)

Attachment: Document - Appendix C: Wayfinding Plan

Attachment: Document - Appendix D: Planning Level Cost Estimates


    Dylan Hutchinson at October 14, 2018 at 11:27am EDT

    While I generally support most of the proposed projects in the report, there are some important things to consider before giving any one a green light. 1) The residents which each project will affect most should have the heaviest weighted opinions on the subject project. Utilizing the theory of maximum utility should be employed, with due consideration of individual property rights. Tough to balance when NIMBY-ism runs rampant in today’s communities, but nonetheless important. 2) There are numerous projects which appear to overlap in an opposing manner (e.g. converting a street from one-way to two-way, while also making this street a “bike boulevard”. On an already narrow street, these cannot coencide. In addition to this, where will the cars go? In some locations, street parking is already sparse.). 3) The extension of paid parking zones should be limited, as it discourages business patraonization. Time limit parking (with residential zone exceptions to the limit) should be employed near commercial districts in place of paid parking. 4) Consult with emergency services and consider their response vehicle access prior to any road improvement project or change in traffic patterns.

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    Kristina Al at October 12, 2018 at 5:51pm EDT

    The amount of parking on some streets make them unsafe for driving -- especially at night. Consider only allowing parking on one side of the street or with residential permits only. Improving lighting, sidewalks, and biking would be outstanding. On a related note, I'm not sure why access to the College Park shuttle is so onerous for residents. Instead of an annual card that has to be renewed in person, consider mailing a card to all residents or simply providing a sticker that is placed on a driver's license or something more permanent that residents can reliably use until the ID expires.

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    Create a bike boulevard on Queensbury Road, which would improve the bicycle network in the City and the region. A bike boulevard on Queensbury Road would improve the City's bicycle network by connecting the proposed bicycle lanes on Belcrest Road (which in the final plan's map end at Queens Chapel Road) with the proposed bicycle boulevard on 40th Ave, and create a key east-west route through the northern part of the city. A Queensbury Road bike boulevard would also significantly improve the bicycle network regionally by connecting the proposed bike lanes near PG Plaza (Belcrest Road, Adelphi Road, and Toledo Terrace) with the bicycle sharing lanes installed on Queensbury and Riverdale Roads in Riverdale Park (http://riverdale-park.org/pipermail/towntalk/2018-March/021712.html), which would give Hyattsville residents an improved route to the Trolley Trail (e.g., Riverdale Station, College Park), the Riverdale MARC Station, the Anacostia Tributary Trail where it intersects at Riverdale Road, and the future Purple Line stations. It would also directly connect several of the proposed Capital Bikeshare stations to be installed in the area.

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