Central Annapolis Road Sector Plan
KAI led the transportation element of a blueprint sector plan for policy, development regulations, and public and private investment along a 2-mile corridor of Annapolis Road in Prince George’s County, between the Baltimore Washington Parkway and the New Carrollton Station area. KAI’s work introduced concepts of a new multi-way boulevard that would transform the corridor from an auto-oriented commuter route to a multimodal, mixed-use boulevard. The plan proposed a phased implementation approach, reclaiming the outside travel lane for bus and bicycle use in the short-term and creating a service road constructed through redevelopment and strategic capital projects (including a Purple Line station) in the long-term.
KAI responded to community needs for safer neighborhood streets and a more robust bicycle network using an integrated systems approach that would reduce cut-through traffic, calm neighborhood streets, and provide new bicycle links to New Carrollton Station and a future regional recreational trail. Other measures to raise safety and non-auto travel options included: pedestrian-signals for high demand unsignalized crossings, transit stop relocation to signalized intersections, and improved bus service through the introduction of MD 450 as a 2nd tier Priority Corridor Network roadway.
KAI also led agency work sessions between the County’s sector plan and Maryland Transit Administration’s Purple Line project teams, coordinating proposed land-use concepts with station area location and design decisions for the proposed Glenridge Purple Line station.