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Getting Around

Fully integrated into the national capital region’s mass transportation network, there are a variety of convenient and accessible options for getting to and from Takoma Park.

How To Get Around In Takoma Park

Bike

Takoma Park is a great place to ride a bike for your daily commute, running errands, or just for fun. Signed, on-street bike routes connect commercial districts, the Takoma Park Community Center, and transit facilities with regional multi-use trails. With access to the Sligo Creek Trail and Metropolitan Branch Trail, downtown Washington and nature are all easily within reach. Takoma Park is currently making a variety of bikeway improvements – improving bike routes,  installing bike parking and bike repair stands, and working to expand bike sharing – to allow riders to easily and safely ride on the City’s streets.

Capital Bikeshare bikes wait for riders at docking station in Takoma Park

Takoma Park has numerous options for bicyclists. Don’t have a bike? Grab one of Capital Bikeshare’s iconic red bikes and hit the road (or trails!)

Need a bike? There are 7 Capital Bikeshare stations in Takoma Park connecting to those in nearby Silver Spring and Washington D.C. Pick up one of the iconic red bikes in the city and ride to any of Capital Bikeshare’s 370+ stations in the Metropolitan Washington area!

Bus

Takoma Park is served by multiple bus routes, making it easy to get around southern Montgomery County, western Prince George’s County, and the District of Columbia. Bus operators include:

  • Metrobus, provided by WMATA
  • Ride On, provided by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation
  • Shuttle UM, provided by the University of Maryland

The Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center, at New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard, accommodates up to 12,000 daily bus passengers  on 11 different bus routes, providing passengers with a waiting area, restrooms, and bus information.

Car Sharing

Both Zipcar and Enterprise CarShare are located in and around Takoma Park. Car2Go is available in Washington D.C., but does not yet extend into Maryland.

Rail

The Takoma Metrorail station is on Metro’s Red Line located in the nearby neighborhood of Takoma, D.C. and serves both Takoma Park and the Takoma, D.C., neighborhood.

The Takoma station is a busy transfer point for WMATA and Ride-on busseswith connections to Silver Spring, Prince George’s Plaza, White Oak, and many other regional destinations and Metro stations. In addition to Metrorail, the station is serviced by 17 bus routesCapital Bikeshare, and has 58 metered parking spots available for short-term parking.

Roads & Highways

Takoma Park is conveniently located within two miles of the Capital Beltway (I-495) via New Hampshire Avenue (Rt. 650) or University Boulevard (Rt. 193).

Parking information is available on the Parking Information page.

Walk

Takoma Park is a walkable community rewarding pedestrians with a sensory experience that shows off the city’s history, cultural energy, and seasonal change. Accessibility is a City-wide priority; sidewalks are being built and upgraded for ADA-compliance.

Details of ongoing infrastructure work, including sidewalk improvements, can be found on our Project Directory. Information on how to request a sidewalk can be found on the New Sidewalk Requests page.

Getting Around Resources

Bike Map

The Bike Takoma Park Map is available as a PDF via the New Ave website:

Printed copies are also available at the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center.

Walking Tours

Explore the cultural diversity and unique shopping opportunities of the New Hampshire Avenue corridor! The New Ave website has some great suggestions for walking tours on its Walk the New Ave page complete with maps.

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Getting around Takoma Park by bus is easy! Takoma Park is served by multiple bus routes, making it easy to get around southern Montgomery County, western Prince George’s County, and the District of Columbia.

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Broken Parking Meter?

Broken parking meter? Email parking@takomaparkmd.gov, call 301-270-1100 or use the My TkPk app.

For more information on parking in Takoma Park visit the Parking Information page.

Parking Information