An Active Transportation Based Corridor Connecting People and Places
The vision for the Green T is for a high quality pathway that runs from Cedar Lane Park in Columbia to North Laurel, connecting Columbia, Savage and the City of Laurel together with a continuous and easy to use non-motorized transportation and recreation corridor.
Bike Howard, the county’s bicycle master plan, is based on the theme of connecting people and places. A central tenet of the plan is leveraging existing and programmed facilities to guide the development of cycling infrastructure in the county. This idea guided the development a three-phased approach to advance the plan. The three phases; short, mid and long reflect this approach, with the short-term phase focusing on connecting core places using existing facilities. The Green T is more refined reflection of this focus.
The primary segments of the Green T will be about 11 miles long and the secondary connections east from Oakland Mills, north to MD 108, and the MARC stations will add another 10 miles. This network of trails and bike lanes that will connect job centers, destinations and high quality transit already includes existing segments, such as the Patuxent Branch Trail and Downtown Columbia Trail, while other segments are in their design and planning stages.
Status of Segments in the Green T
|Number||Project Area/Description||Planning – Feasibility||Preliminary Design||Final Design||Construction|
|1||Harpers Farm Road Connections to Cedar Lane Park||In Process|
|2||Cedar Lane Shared Use Path||Completed||Completed||Completed||Expected 2020|
|3||Downtown Columbia Trail
(Hospital to Bridge)
|4||Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Improvements||Feasibility Completed||Completed||Completed||Completed|
|5||Lakefront to Stevens Forest Road Shared Use Path||Completed||Completed||In Process|
|6A||Stevens Forest Road Connection to PBT Using River Corridor||Feasibility Completed|
|6B||Stevens Forest Road Connection to Lake Elkhorn/PBT using BLP||Feasibility Completed|
|7||Downtown Columbia Trail
(Bridge to Blandair Park)
|8||Existing Patuxent Branch Trail (From Lake Elkhorn to Guilford Road Trailhead)||Existing|
|9||Lower Patuxent Branch Trail Paving||Completed||In Process|
|10||North Laurel Connections||Completed||Completed||In Process|
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