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.
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
New Ave Bikeway Details
Project Info & Timeline
- Completion date: 2017 – June
- Takoma Park’s role in project: Lead
- Departments involved: Housing & Community Development
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
- New Ave Bikeway Project Area Map
- 30% Design New Ave Bikeway Roll-Out Plans
- 30% Design New Ave Bikeway Estimated Construction Costs
- May 17, 2017 Council Presentation
- 15% Design New Ave Bikeway Roll-Out Plans
- New Ave Bikeway Option Matrix
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).