Tuesday, December 4, 2012
First phase of new bicycle routes throughout city could begin construction this spring.
The Hyattsville City Council got an update last night on progress towards implementing the city's bicycle and pedestrian improvement plan. Now, in addition to the approved plans to build the first phase of a network of bicycle lanes throughout Hyattsville, city leaders have to decide wether or not they want to add another $20,000 to upgrade pedestrian crosswalks at several intersections along the planned bicycle routes. Back in in March, the city council approved a $15,000 contract with Sabra Wang Associates to design the network of bicycle routes, which will cut north and south and east and west across the city along 40th and 41st avenues, Nicholson, Hamilton, Gallatin and Farragut streets. Since then, engineers have returned with …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
First of 180 new bicycle racks being installed throughout city.
Local cyclists may remember a few months back that the Hyattsville City Council approved a $55,000 plan to install 180 new bicycle racks in locations throughout the city. Well, they are now being installed. Yesterday, Jim Chandler, director of community and economic development for the city of Hyattsville, Tweeted a picture of one set of the new racks installed down at Magruder Park. Eventually the racks will dot locations across the city. A full map of Hyattsville bicycle improvements can be found here.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Updated map now shows locations of confirmed and planned bicycle racks in city.
We recently showed you a map of planned extensions to Hyattsville's currently small bicycle lane network. But there's more to bicycle infrastructure than simply putting down bike lanes. That's why the Hyattsville City Council recently approved a plan to purchase and install 180 new bicycle racks of varius types throughout the city. In light of this news, the Hyattsville Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Map has been updated with the locations of the planned bicycle rack expansions. The map is also embedded above this article for your viewing pleasure, along with the official city bicycle rack map which formed the basis for this update. A few notes: The rack locations are overlayed on top of a map of the planned bicycle network …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
City to be criss-crossed by thousands of feet of bike lanes over the next few years.
The purchase of $55,000 worth of bicycle racks to be installed throughout Hyattsville is among the first steps in a city-wide makeover of its bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. The improvements are planned to be built in three phases. Phase 1, outlined in red on the map above, is to be built this year. Phase 1 includes 25,700 linear feet of bicycle lanes added to the city, mainly along Nicholson Street, 40th and 41st Avenues through central Hyattsville, and trails through southern Hyattsville connecting to the planned extension of the trolley trail (outlined in purple), already partially built on the grounds of the EYA development. From there, riders, walkers and runners will be able to bike on the Trolley Trail from downtown …