Increasing transportation alternatives, creating a more walkable, bike-friendly community, and getting people around more efficiently. College Park has great location, it can become an even greater place for residents, businesses, and visitors with greater transportation choices.

GOALS
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2017 WORK PLAN
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
2016 WORK PLAN



2020 VISION GOALS

Reduce commute times for University District residents and UMD employees and expand the walkability of the University District.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE

  • Route 1 Pedestrian Safety Improvements
  • Expanded and improved bus service serving City and Route 1
  • Expanded MARC Service on the Camden Line
  • Lighting improvements in pedestrian areas underway
  • Purple Line is moving forward
  • Route 1 Rebuild funded
  • mBike bike share program launched
  • Grant awarded to study a connecting trail between Paint Branch and Trolley Trails on the north side of Campus Drive
  • CPTED Grant awarded to study the Trolley Trail from Hyattsville to North College Park.
  • Paint Branch Parkway was renamed Campus Drive to provide better wayfinding for campus visitors.
  • 10 panels of the Paint Branch sound barrier wall were removed to eliminate a blind corner on Campus Drive


2017 Work Plan

  • Purple Line: Engage with Purple Line Partners, MTA and local stakeholders to ensure that stations in the College Park area are lively, welcoming places that reflect our unique local attributes. Partnership supporting and promoting.
  • Route 1/Baltimore Ave. Rebuild: Continue to work with SHA and city, university, county and other stakeholders to ensure the Route 1 rebuild is a model for a safe, walkable, attractive main street. Partnership leading and supporting; City and University also leading and supporting.
  • Pedestrian/Bike Friendly community: Continue to play an active role in progress on bike paths, bikeshare and lighting. This work includes: assisting the City implement the MD Bikeways Grant, pursuing/implementing a DOJ Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design grant and continued support of College Park Bikeshare expansion and the building of the College Park Woods Trail. Partnership supporting and promoting.
  • Bus Transit: Work to increase the availability, frequency and efficiency of bus transit in the city. Work with our partners to explore parking management, transit information technology, transportation demand management, expansion of service, greater information to increase ridership and more. Partnership supporting and promoting.
  • Wayfinding: Work with our partners at the State Highway Administration, the City, County and University, to increase the percentage of existing University-related car traffic that uses alternatives to Route 1 to get to campus. Partnership supporting.
  • Paint Branch Bridge Improvements: Working with the Partnership’s transportation committee, the City and the State Highway Administration, pursue improvements to make Paint Branch Bridge a more lively, exciting presence in our community. Improvements can include: lighting, design options and potentially a “Riverwalk” concept under/near the bridge. Partnership leading and supporting; City and University supporting.
  • Transportation Demand Management: Work with the County on their implementation of a transportation demand management plan for the area. Partnership supporting.
  • Parking Study: Support the City and the University as they explore a study on parking. Partnership supporting.

2016 Committee Members

Chair: Patrick Wojahn
Partnership Board members: Patrick Wojahn and Brian Darmody
City Council members: Patrick Wojahn and Mary Cook
University Members: David Allen and Anne Martens
County: Vic Weisberg (County Department of Public Works and Transportation)
State: Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk
Ex-officious: Peter Campanides, SHA Engineer, Jim Rosapepe, Carlo Colella, Patrick Wojahn, Dannielle Glaros, Mary Lehman, Scott Somers, SGA Representative, GSG Representative


2016 Work Plan

  • Purple Line: Collaborate with Purple Line supporters to ensure this light rail line stays on track to open in 2021. Engage with prospective P3 Partners to ensure new stops are engaging and welcoming and easily accessible by walking and biking.
  • Route 1/Baltimore Ave. Rebuild: Continue to work with SHA and city, university, county and other stakeholders to ensure the Route 1 rebuild is a model for a safe, walkable, attractive main street.
  • Pedestrian/Bike Friendly community: Convene pedestrian safety workgroup meetings for Route 1, play an active role in progress on bike paths, bikeshare and lighting.
  • Bus Transit: Work to increase the availability, frequency and efficiency of bus transit in the city. This can involve exploration of a transportation demand management district, expansion of service, greater information to increase ridership and more.
  • Wayfinding: Work with our partners at the State Highway Administration, the City, County and University, to increase the percentage of existing University-related car traffic that uses alternatives to Route 1 to get to campus.
Transportation Committee

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