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 will provide preliminary design and could include 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 will be 30% Plans that the City can use to apply for further funding to complete engineering and eventual construction.
Current Project Status
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 will incorporate public and agency stakeholder comments in the development of 30% design plans.
The project consultant will incorporate community feedback and present the latest version of the plans at a Council meeting in May, 2017.
Currently 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
- Target 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
March 16, 2017
RK&K presented 30 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).