SPEAK OUT: Biking The New Ave in Takoma Park

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Bicyclists commuting from Takoma Park may have an easier time getting around the city next year, once new signage for The New Hampshire Ave (The New Ave) project is installed.

The project cost $5,000 and is slated to be completed in 2013.

Funded through the Maryland Bikeways Program, its goal is to connect Takoma Park neighborhoods along with the Sligo Creek Trail, which is already connected  to Wheaton, Northwest Branch and the Paint
Branch Trail systems.

Upcoming considerations for the project:

  • Signage along Elm and Poplar Avenues
  • An updated bike map at Sligo Creek Trail

Where do you think the signage can be most visible to cyclists using the trail? Comment below.


Residents can learn about The New Ave biking project Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center located at 7500 Maple Avenue (inside the Hydrangea Room).

Allison November 01, 2012 at 07:56 PM
It's probably just as important to have signage that cars can see. When biking I worry more about who can see me than where I'm going.
The New Ave November 05, 2012 at 03:00 PM
The dual purpose of the new signs is to help direct cyclists along recommended routes through Takoma Park, while alerting motorists that they share the road with bikes. Meanwhile, Maryland is adding new signs to New Hampshire Ave and other State Highways that warn motorists that bikes may use a full lane. You can read more about these signs and the bike route project here: http://theNewAve.com/explore/bike
TP Left November 06, 2012 at 11:53 AM
We desperately need something similar on philadelphia ave!


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