Pedestrian Access

Strategic Roadway Safety Plan


Prince George’s County has completed its first Strategic Roadway Safety Plan. The plan is modeled after Maryland’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan and the state’s Toward Zero Deaths approach. The plan utilizes crash data including pedestrian-vehicle and bicycle-vehicle crashes to create reduction targets and reduce serious injuries and fatalities in half by 2030.

PG Strategic Rdwy Safety Plan Cover-Msmall

Bicycle Lanes

The County installed approximately 1.5 miles of bicycle lanes along Wheeler Road from MD 414 to Southern Avenue SE.

Wheeler Road Bike Lanes

Sidewalk

The County evaluates missing sidewalk gaps in order to make a complete accessible network for pedestrian access.

Chillum Rd at Eastern Ave before
Chillum Rd. at Eastern Ave. after
Central Avenue Connector Trail
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission was awarded grants by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Transportation/Land Use Connections Program and the State Highway Administration’s Maryland Bikeways Program to design the Central Avenue Connector Trail. Once constructed this trail will connect four blue line Metro stations: Capitol Heights, Addison Road, Morgan Boulevard, and Largo Metro stations. View a map of the proposed route.

Green Complete Streets

Prince George’s County is in various stages of design and construction of six Green Complete Streets that will transform several county roadways into multimodal corridors while providing environment site design techniques such as bio-swales to treat stormwater runoff. These projects include bicycle lanes, improved sidewalks, pedestrian scale lighting, and street trees.

The following Green Complete Street Project are:

Planning:

  • Harry S. Truman Drive from White House Road to MD 202

In Final Design:

  • Montpelier Drive from MD 197 to Carland Place
  • Campus Drive from MD 201 to 50th Avenue

Under Construction:

  • Ager Road from MD 500 and Tuckerman Street

Complete:

  • Swann Rd. from Silver Hill Road to Dianna Drive
  • Edmonston Road from Emerson Street to Varnum Street