Policy 4

Use complete and green street practices to design, operate, maintain, and retrofit the transportation network in order to improve travel conditions for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and vulnerable populations consistent with the surrounding area’s character.

  • TM4.1 - Using context-sensitive design, rebuild existing roads as complete and green streets when they are scheduled for reconstruction.

  • TM4.2 - Periodically reevaluate various codes and standards, including, but not limited to, the Road Standards and Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances, to promote the implementation of complete and green street principles and designs.

  • TM4.3 - Coordinate the County’s complete and green streets policy with a school route analysis, planning, and implementation by the Prince George’s County Planning Department, the Board of Education, DPW&T, Maryland State Highway Administration, and municipalities (see the Public Facilities Element on the Safe Routes to School initiative). This analysis should inform the prioritization of projects in the MDOT CTP, the County CIP, and grant applications.

  • TM4.4 - Design new transportation systems to accommodate all modes of transportation. Continuous sidewalks on both sides of the road and on-road (bike lanes) bicycle facilities should be included, to the extent feasible and practical, and based on the type and location of the facility proposed.

  • TM4.5 - Enhance bike lanes and trails connections with key population and employment areas, historic sites and recreational areas. This includes Downtowns and the Innovation Corridor.

  • TM4.6 - Encourage bike commuting by providing bike lockers and showering facilities at Centers and Employment Areas. Evaluate zoning requirements for mixed-use developments.