Prince George’s Purple Line has pedestrian problems


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A rendering of a Purple Line train.

In an April 29 meeting of the Purple Line Community Advisory Team (CAT), project officials explained construction progress to residents of Riverdale, Riverdale Park, Glenridge, and New Carrollton. Construction ramped up last year in these Prince George’s communities, where the County’s first light rail transit stops will be placed.
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2 thoughts on “Prince George’s Purple Line has pedestrian problems

    • That was a bit buried in the story, but Chaffin expands on it a few paragraphs in:

      “Many of the stations in Prince George’s County, particularly east of Kenilworth Avenue and west of the University of Maryland, won’t see significant streetscape improvements as part of this project. While officials intentionally removed parking lots from station designs to induce more walking and biking to stations, the Purple Line is still dropping beefed-up transit stops in areas that are currently-low density or strip-retail and are bordered by wide, fast-moving state highways.”

      “I asked Madden point blank if the Purple Line would be doing specific bike and pedestrian upgrades. He responded, in short, no. It’s not in the budget.”

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