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. 

The proposal to connect Calverton and Dean Drives to allow vehicular traffic should be reconsidered. Hyattsville has established a goal of creating walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and this proposal is in complete opposition to that goal. It would funnel traffic from a high-density area into a small residential neighborhood with narrow streets that cannot accommodate additional traffic. Calverton Drive is so narrow that when cars are parked on the street, only one-way traffic is possible. Connecting Calverton to Dean Drive will divert traffic from major roadways into a neighborhood with streets that were not designed to handle it.

I am supportive of a connection that would allow pedestrian and bicycle access. Such a connection would align with Hyattsville's vision and would be of considerable benefit to Northwestern High School students who live in the apartments on Dean Drive and Highview Terrace, since they would have a more direct route to the school.

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Kimberly Scott 8 months ago

I concur, as a resident of University Hills, this comment is spot on. A multi-use path as a connector would serve the larger community very well, and create a flow of pedestrians and cyclists without compromising the character of the neighborhoods it's connecting. This would create a safe walking/cycling path for the high school students and anyone trying to access the area without vehicular traffic. Win-win!