A Shared-Use Path Linking Northeast Washington, D.C.

undefinedThis draft concept plan was prepared by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) to encourage the development of a new, shared-use path in Northeast Washington, D.C., along the New York Avenue corridor from NoMa, an area north of Massachusetts Avenue and east of Union Station, to the U.S. National Arboretum. Utilizing active railroad right-of-way and existing and planned on-street bicycle facilities, this proposed trail will connect to the popular Metropolitan Branch Trail and will provide critical bicycle and pedestrian linkages eastward through Union Market and Ivy City.

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The purpose of this study is to provide a preliminary assessment and concept plan for developing a shared-use path along the New York Avenue corridor within the defined study area and to:

  1. Provide recommendations regarding trail alignment and design;

  2. Identify opportunities and challenges to trail development; and

  3. Provide guidance for future trail maintenance and operations

Conducted as the first phase of determining feasibility for trail development, this preliminary assessment did not include extensive stakeholder outreach but can be used to inform future public participation and stakeholder outreach efforts in the next phase of planning.

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New York Ave. Report Three Page Summary

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Published on 05/01/15

Author: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Collection: Trail Projects

Type: Plan

State: District Of Columbia

Tags: Plan, Rail-with-Trail, Urban