The Purple Line Corridor Access Study (CAST) - Recommendations Report (June 2011)
The overall goal of the CAST study is to evaluate multi-modal access to the 11 proposed Purple Line Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) Stations within Prince George's County. This report provides an additional piece of the overall plan for the development of the stations by providing further analysis and recommendations for pedestrian and bicycle access that was initiated by the Purple Line Bicycle Access and Bicycle Hub Location Study (Toole Study) completed in June 2010. Providing effective multi-modal access to the stations will be essential to the success of the Purple Line Light Rail system.
A number of development projects and sector planning efforts are
currently underway providing opportunities to implement new bicycle and
pedestrian facilities around the stations. This report will provide
additional information to help policy makers, planners and engineers
make better decisions as design of the Purple Line LPA moves forward.
Naylor Road Metro Station Area Accessibility Study (PDF) (May 2011)
This plan focuses its recommendations around the concurrent planning efforts by WMATA and SHA, though some effort was made to provide input to those studies on behalf of Prince George's County. Recommendations are aimed at improving the pedestrian and bicycle environment around the Naylor Road Metro station, with an emphasis on low-cost, near-term improvements. They include pedestrian crossing improvements, signal timing changes, traffic calming measures, and new facilities for pedestrian and bicycle comfort and convenience.
Central Avenue TOD Mobility Study (PDF) (March 2011)
The Central Avenue Transit‐Oriented Development Corridor Pedestrian and Mobility Study was conducted as part of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board's (TPB) Transportation/Land‐Use Connections Program.1 The recommendations included here encourage the shift to a network of Complete Streets that over time improves mobility for all users and enhances existing or establishes new pedestrian and bicycle facilities. In addition to a Complete Streets approach, this study focuses on ways to increase the safety and comfort for pedestrians and bicyclists by creating safer conditions for all travelers.
The Purple Line Bicycle Access and Hub Location Study (PDF) (June 2010)
This National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) Transportation / Land-Use Connections (TLC) Program study proposed locations for a multi-use pathway or trail alignment for the Purple Line in Prince Georges County, including bicycle lanes, shared use paths and shared roadways. It contains recommendations to provide enhanced bicycle access to the stations by identifying missing links or gaps in the bicycle and pedestrian network and devising an enhancement regime.
The study which was completed in June 2010 identified new bicycle hub
locations that could contain bicycle storage, compressed air stations,
water stations and fuel (food) to improve access to transit and fulfill
the mobility goals of the county.
Town of Cheverly - Non-Motorized Transportation Study (PDF) (December 2009)
The objective of the project is to develop a formal plan based on a publicly-supported vision with specific recommendations and concepts to create a bicycle and pedestrian network within and around the Town, which can be used to program future capital improvement projects, either by the Town or jointly with the County, Park and Planning and/or State Highway. The goal of the Town of Cheverly Non-Motorized Transportation Study is to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and bicycles in the Town by recommending a transportation network to overcome existing physical barriers and re-connect the Town's attractions and destinations.
MD 202 at Kilmer Street Intersection Safety Study (PDF) (July 2009)
The goal of the Town of Cheverly Non-Motorized Transportation Study is to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and bicycles in the Town. Major points of interest for bicycle and pedestrian connections include the Anacostia River Trail, Cheverly Metro Station, Prince George's County Hospital Center, retail and commercial businesses along MD 202, multi-family residential units along MD 202, schools, and other recreational areas such as Euclid Park and Beaverdam Creek.
Spellman Elementary Safe Route to School Plan (PDF) (July 2009)
In support of the overall Non-Motorized Transportation Study, Vision Engineering and Planning was requested to prepare a Safe Route to School (SRTS) plan for the Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School and the nearby St. Ambrose School and conduct a safety and operational analysis at the intersection of MD 202 at Kilmer Street.
Prince George's Plaza Metro Area Study (PDF) (August 2008)
This study was conducted as part of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board's (TPB) Transportation/Land-Use Connections Program. This study encourages "complete streets" that serve all users. It identifies short-term safety improvements and a long-term vision for pedestrian and bicycle mobility. Implementation of the recommendations will improve the pedestrian environment, while providing a model for similar efforts throughout the Washington, DC region.