New Ave Bikeway

About the New Ave Bikeway

While New Hampshire Avenue may be rebuilt one day as a multi-way boulevard that better accommodates bicycles, the goal of this project is to creatively redesign the underutilized service lanes on the southbound side on New Hampshire Avenue as a two-directional bikeway, while still providing vehicular access to properties. This phase of the project provides preliminary design and consideration of pavement markings, signage, curb and sidewalk adjustments, vertical barriers between cyclists and vehicular traffic, and possible elimination of some curbside parking in the service lane. This project builds on the 2012 New Ave Feasibility Study while complimenting the Bikeshare Expansion into Ward 6. The outcome of the project is 30% Plans that the City can use to apply for further funding to complete engineering and eventual construction.

Current Project Status

The New Ave Bikeway Project was completed in June 2017. The City, in conjunction with MWCOG, selected a project consultant, Rummel, Klepper, and Kahl (RK&K). After meeting with City staff and stakeholders, RK&K  developed 15%  plans for the design and presented at a community meeting on March 16, 2017. They then incorporated public and agency stakeholder comments in the development of 30% design plans, presented to Council on May 17, 2017.

Next Steps

This project has been completed. Staff has applied for additional funding sources to continue to develop the bikeway, however at this time there is no identified funding source for the final design or construction of the project.

Project Lead & Contact Info

Roz Grigsby
Community Development Manager
Phone: 301-891-7205

Southbound New Hampshire Avenue side service lane, looking north from Glenside Drive.
Southbound New Hampshire Avenue side service lane, looking north from Glenside Drive.

New Ave Bikeway Details

Project Info & Timeline

Budget & Funding Source

Budget: $60,000 for preliminary design (30% plans)

Funding Sources: Design costs for the project are funded by an award from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG).

Links & Notes

Project Milestones

May 17, 2017

Final presentation of 30 percent plans was presented to Council.

March 16, 2017

RK&K presented 15 percent design plans at a community meeting.

May 18, 2016

The City was awarded $60,000 for preliminary design of the New Ave Bikeway from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG).

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