Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Prince George’s County is drafting its first Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The plan is modeled after Maryland’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan and the state’s Toward Zero Deaths approach. The plan utilizes crash data including pedestrian-vehicle and bicycle-vehicle crashes to create reduction targets and reduce serious injuries and fatalities in half by 2030.
The county recently installed approximately 1.5 miles of bicycle lanes along Oxon Hill Road from Cross Foxes Drive to Harborview Avenue.
Anacostia Tributary Trail Connection Maryland to the District of Columbia
A new connection is being construction that will connect the Anacostia Tributary Trail System in Maryland to the Anacostia Riverwalk in Washington, DC. Please visit the links below for more information.
Anacostia Tributary Trail DC to MD connection (Scheduled to open in 2016)
- New trail animation
Potomac Heritage Trail Way Finding Signs
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission was awarded a grant from the Maryland Department of Transportation to install way finding signs along the Potomac Heritage Trail and Bicycle Route. Installation of the signs is scheduled to occur in 2016. To see a map of the bicycle route, please visit Potomac Heritage Trail On-Road Bicycling Route.
Central Avenue Connector Trail
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission was awarded grants the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Transportation/Land Use Connections Program and the State Highway Administration’s Maryland Bikeways Program to design the Central Avenue Connector Trail. Once constructed this trail will connect four blue line Metro stations: Capitol Heights, Addison Road, Morgan Boulevard, and Largo Metro stations. View a map of the proposed route.
Harry S Truman Dr. from White House Rd. to the Largo Metro. Also includes Mt. Lubentia Way to Largo Rd. (MD 202)
Montpelier Dr. from Laurel-Bowie Rd. (MD 197) to Carland Place
Swann Rd. from Silver Hill Rd. to approximately Dianna Dr.
Paint Branch Pkwy. from 50th Ave. to Kenilworth Ave. (MD 201)
Ager Rd. between Queens Chapel Rd. (MD 500) to Tuckerman St. Also includes Jamestown Rd. from Queens Chapel Rd. to Hamilton St. and Hamilton St. from Jamestown Rd. to Ager Rd.
Edmonston Rd. between Emerson St. to approximately Varnum St.
Complete Green Streets
Prince George’s County will construct six Complete Green Streets that will transform several county roadways into multimodal corridors while providing environment site design techniques such as bio-swales to treat stormwater runoff. These roadways will include bicycle lanes, improved sidewalks, pedestrian scale lighting, and street trees.