Category: Traffic

Concerns Raised About Starbucks Drive Through in College Park Marketplace

Several residents have raised concerns to me about the drive through of the Starbucks at the College Park Marketplace. It appears that the drive through was not designed in the best manner for that location. The line at the drive through is backing up onto the service road leading into the shopping center. It looks […]

Wednesday December 25th, 2013 in Public Safety, Traffic | 1 Comment »

Traffic Issues Around Hollywood Elementary School

I just drove around the Hollywood Elementary school area and noticed an awful traffic situation. I looked at the area before, but it looks like the situation has gotten worse in recent time. Between 7:30am to 8:00am, the 49th Ave (in front of the school) becomes a parking lot. I have heard that a similar […]

Thursday October 10th, 2013 in Traffic | 2 Comments »

RRFBs Coming to Rode Island Avenue This Summer

At last Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Council cleared the last hurdle for the County’s Public Works to install several RRFBs (Rapid Rectangular Flashing Devices) at various locations on Rhode Island Avenue in north College Park. We’re expecting to have the RRFBs to be installed during this summer. Rhode Island Avenue is a County Road […]

Wednesday July 24th, 2013 in City Council, Traffic, Transportation | 3 Comments »

Funds Announced for Route 1, Purple Line and Greenbelt Metro Development

Gov. Martin O’Malley yesterday announced $650 million in transportation projects in Prince George’s County. The funds include $280 million for Purple Line right-of-way acquisition and design, $7 million to design a full interchange at the Capital Beltway and Greenbelt Metro station, and $20 million for pedestrian and bicycle upgrades along Route 1 in College Park. […]

Tuesday July 9th, 2013 in Traffic, Transportation | No Comments »

Council Opposes Speed Camera Bill

In last night’s Council meeting, the City Council  approved a motion opposing State Bill that seeks changes how a municipality would operated speed cameras in its jurisdiction areas. This bill (HB 929 – MOTOR VEHICLES – SPEED MONITORING SYSTEMS – LOCAL JURISDICTIONS) , currently under consideration by the Maryland House of Delegates, originally provided only that a “duly authorized officer” […]

Wednesday March 27th, 2013 in Council, Public Safety, Traffic | No Comments »

Council to Discuss RRFBs to Improve Pedestrian Safety on Rhode Island Avenue

At tonight’s Council worksession, the City Council to Discuss Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) to improve pedestrian safety on Rhode Island Avenue in north College Park. North College Park residents have long stated their desire to improve pedestrian safety and walkability along Rhode Island Ave., especially in areas near Duvall Field and Hollywood Elementary School, […]

Tuesday March 19th, 2013 in Public Safety, Traffic, Transportation | 2 Comments »

Rhode Island / Edgewood Traffic Signal Issues

It appears that the traffic signals at the Edgewood and Rhode Island have started malfunctioning. It was first reported to me a few days ago by a resident who sat at the red light from 12:20am – 12:25am while there was NO traffic in either direction. She tried creeping the car forward to activate a […]

Friday March 1st, 2013 in Traffic | No Comments »

Heavy Traffic Expected for Tomorrow’s UMD Commencement

The University of Maryland will hold its annual Commencement Ceremony tomorrow, when thousands of graduating students and their parents will gather at the university campus. The campus-wide ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 20, at 1 p.m. in the Comcast Center. The procession of students will begin at 12:15 p.m. However the doors will […]

Saturday May 19th, 2012 in Traffic, University of Maryland | No Comments »

Crosswalks Refreshed on Rhode Island Ave.

If you’ve driven on Rhode Island Avenue between Edgewood and Rt 193 in recent days, you’ve probably seen this – many parts of the stripes on the four existing cross walks are faded / worn out and some parts of them are completely gone. I took a picture of one of these crosswalks early this […]

Friday May 18th, 2012 in Traffic, Transportation | No Comments »

Council Set to Oppose Speed Camera Calibration Bill

Recently, the MD House is considering a bill requiring that a speed monitoring system calibration check be performed by an independent calibration laboratory that is unaffiliated with the manufacturer of the speed monitoring system. The House Bill 1044 also authorizes a person named in a citation based on a recorded image produced by a speed […]

Monday February 27th, 2012 in Traffic | 1 Comment »

Can College Park Host DC United Games?

Recently, a neighbor in my district sent me this post that talks about the possibility of hosting DC United games at an University of Maryland location. The DCU is having some serious problems with its aging 50 years old RFK stadium. If the published reports are correct, they are not getting a much needed help […]

School bus and Car Collide in North College Park

Six people were injured yesterday — including four elementary school children — when a car and a Prince George’s County school bus collided near College Park Friday, the Washington Post reports. The crash occurred just before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Indian Lane, authorities said. Cpl. Evan Baxter, a Prince […]

Saturday September 24th, 2011 in Public Safety, Traffic | 1 Comment »

AAA Slams College Park Speed Cameras

AAA Mid-Atlantic is saying the speed cameras in College Park aren’t accurate and are placed to trap drivers. See more here on the WTOP and the Washington Post. The City was quick to counter AAA’s accusations. See both versions below. AAA Mid-Atlantic News Conference College Park Press Release Speed Enforcment Program

Thursday August 18th, 2011 in Public Safety, Traffic, Transportation | No Comments »

With Schools in Break, Should Speed Cameras Be Out Too?

I came across this Washington Post article other day, that talks about speed cameras operating in the Prince George’s county even during summer break, when schools are out. With the county, the City of College Park also introduced five speed cameras within the city boundary last year. The purpose of these cameras, as the county […]

Saturday July 16th, 2011 in Public Safety, Traffic, Transportation | 1 Comment »

Under Pressure, City Cuts Off Speed Camera Program

Soon after installing speed cameras in various parts of the City, residents started to complain about the confusion they faced surrounding the operating hours. Except the one on Rhode Island Avenue, near Duvall Field, all cameras have been operating round the clock; non-stop. The one near the Duvall Field, is located near the Berwyn Christian School. The law requires that all […]

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