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.

Next Steps

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

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

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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