An October 1 Sustainable Cities Network article (sourced from Smart Growth America) highlights Transit Oriented Development (TOD) efforts along the D.C. Metro green line in Prince George’s County. The article notes the efforts of the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission to develop a TOD “corridor plan” in order to take advantage of the high growth potential along the green line.
Job and housing growth was higher in the area along the southern green line than it was along any other transit line in the DC metro system between 2000-2010.The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission capitalized on the growth potential of the southern green line with an $800,000 Community Challenge grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop the corridor action plan. …
The plan will focus on complete streets to widen sidewalks, reduce road lane size, add bicycle lanes, crosswalks and pedestrian lighting, which will encourage people to use active transportation by making it safer.
“These retrofits are expensive but the desire to do so is certainly there from both the community and elected officials in Prince Georges County and the State of Maryland,” said Project Manager, Barry Gore.