Monday, May 21, 2012
What do you think of the proposed spots for Capital Bikeshare locations in College Park?
Where in College Park would it be most convenient to pick up a bike for borrowing? The city learned on May 1—National Bike Month—that it would receive a $375,000 state grant to help cover the installation of a Capital Bikeshare network. Cyclists are able to rent a bike from one station, pedal to a destination and leave it at another station. In its application for the state grant, College Park proposed eight spots for bike-share stations, which you can view on the interactive map. Four are on the University of Maryland campus. Three of the remaining off-campus stations are at Knox Road and Baltimore Avenue, the Metro station and at The Varsity student apartments. The remaining off-campus station is proposed for the Hollywood Shopping …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Rethink College Park provides insight of the latest updates from the city's planning and development team.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Rethink College Park blogger recaps the Route 193 Sector Plan meeting, where the M-NCPPC shared current transportation data.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is conducting a planning project that will shape development in the Greenbelt Metro area and along MD Route 193. Project Manager Chad Williams led a meeting Thursday to discuss transportation data related to the project. The presentation, which was held at the Greenbelt Middle School, focused mainly on existing car traffic conditions within the sector plan area, according to Rethink College Park blogger Daniel Kessler. "This plan is important to College Park because it will guide development in an adjacent city that attracts many of College Park’s residents," Kessler wrote. Read his whole recap of the meeting on Rethink College Park.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Reporters, advocates have written about College Park development since 2006.
An advocacy group for development in College Park has been awarded by the state for its role in the community. From the Maryland Book Exchange to Cafritz, and from Mazza Grandmarc to East Campus, Rethink College Park is rethinking it all, to imagine College Park as a top college town. The website produced by development advocates and journalists garners an average of 200 pairs of eyes a day. And the governor is recognizing the group for their contributions in smart growth. Rethink College Park was set to receive the Florence Beck Kurdle Award for Community Activism and Achievement this morning. The award honors those from Maryland who have demonstrated a personal or professional commitment to making Smart Growth a reality, according to the…