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Council to Expedite for design plans for bicycle lanes on River Road

The Council will consider ratifying the Transit Within Reach Grant Application to support 30% preliminary design and engineering to enhance bicycle infrastructure along River Road. Due to Purple Line traffic, the Planning Department will fast-track the River Road Protected Bike Lanes Project. It covers 0.8 miles from College Park to Riverdale Park, creating protected bike lanes. Key stakeholders include MWCOG, College Park, Riverdale Park, the University of Maryland, and MDOT SHA. This marks a significant advancement in the Discovery District’s plans, moving to the 30% preliminary design phase, expected to take 8-10 months. Ratifying the grant application should secure a letter of support for submission.

City to Advocate County bill Promoting Urban Street Design Policy

In 2017, the County Council instructed DPW&T to create standards for transit districts and local centers. Collaborating with other agencies, including the Department of Permitting and Inspections (DPIE), DPW&T developed Urban Street Design standards. Unfortunately, these new standards have not been consistently implemented, and in some instances, multi-modal streets were not required.

The Walkable Urban Streets Act (CB 69) and resolutions (CR 67 and CR 68) update Prince George’s County’s people-friendly Urban Streets Design Standards and require they be used when the County undertakes road projects in designated centers. The updated standards establish safer streets for people walking and bicycling near Regional Transit Centers (e.g., Metro stations) and Local Centers, as identified in Plan Prince George’s 2035, the County’s land use plan [the Purple Line stations in College Park are noted
as Campus Centers]. This legislation requires the use of walkable street designs which help spur economic growth and boost the vibrancy, safety, and appeal of Prince George’s County mixed-use centers.

At next week’s Council meeting, the City will consider sending a letter on behalf of the City in support of CB 69.

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City’s Better Bag Ordinance Becomes Effective Today

The Better Bag Ordinance will become effective Today, September 1, 2023. This new Ordinance aims to reduce single-use plastic bag waste and litter in our local waterways and tributary system by restricting the use of non-reusable plastic bags given or received at the point of purchase by City retailers and restaurants.

For more information, including exemptions, please visit

To support residents in transitioning away from plastic bag use, the City is giving away FREE reusable bags in August 2023 (while supplies last)! These bags were custom-designed to reflect local animals of the Anacostia tributary and the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

To support residents in transitioning away from plastic bag use, the City is giving away FREE reusable bags in August 2023 (while supplies last)! These bags were custom-designed to reflect local animals of the Anacostia tributary and the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


You can order a new reusable bag here

Labor Day Week Collection Schedule

All City offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Collection schedules shift as follows:

  • Monday, September 4 – trash, recycling, and yard waste collections will occur on Tuesday, September 5.
  • Tuesday, September 5 – trash, recycling, and yard waste collections will occur on Wednesday, September 6.
  • Wednesday, September 6 – trash, recycling, and yard waste collections will occur on Thursday, September 7. For participants of the food scrap program, your collection day will be Wednesday.

Special collections for brush, metals and bulky items will only be scheduled for Friday, September 8 7, 2023. Before setting your items out to the curb, please call 240-487-3590 or email to schedule a pickup. Call early in the week to ensure a collection.

Q&A Session for Candidates in College Park Election

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Zoom
Or One tap mobile: 13017158592
Or Telephone: 1 301 715 8592 US
Webinar ID: 993 2367 9030

If you are a candidate, or thinking about running for office, please attend this Q & A Session.
For additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 240-487-3501 or

Back to School Immunization Clinics

The Prince George’s County Health Department is pleased to announce the launch of its highly anticipated back-to-school flu and immunization clinic initiative, which aims to prioritize the health and well-being of students as they prepare to return to the classroom for the upcoming school year.

The Health Department offers comprehensive services, including routine childhood immunizations to protect against childhood diseases, and COVID-19 vaccinations. Also, flu shots will be available for County residents aged six months and older. Services are offered to residents with limited or no health insurance. Additionally, the clinics operate on a sliding fee scale based on income, ensuring every child can access essential vaccines regardless of their financial situation.

The Health Department remains steadfast in ensuring every child can access the necessary vaccines for a successful school year. This year, the Health Department is offering extended weekend and evening hours for the back-to-school clinics.

Health Department Immunization Back-to-School Clinic Schedule:

  1. The Cheverly Health Center (3003 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, MD 20785) offers back-to-school immunizations:
  • Mondays – Fridays
    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Extended Evening Hours:
    Tuesday, September 5 – Friday, September 8
    Tuesday, September 12 – Friday, September 15
    4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Extended Weekend Hours:
    Saturday, September 9
    Saturday, September 16
    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  1. The Maternal and Child Health Center at Laurel (14207 Park Center Drive, Suite 102, Laurel, MD 20707) offers back-to-school immunizations:
  • Mondays – Fridays
    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Health Department 2023-2024 Flu Clinic Schedule:

  1. Wednesday, October 4, 2023
    St. Vincent Pallotti High School
    113 St Mary’s Place
    Laurel, MD 20707
    9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  2. Thursday, October 5, 2023
    Greenbelt Community Center
    15 Crescent Road
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  3. Thursday, October 12, 2023
    Springhill Lake Recreation Center
    6101 Cherrywood Lane
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  4. Cheverly Health Department
    3003 Hospital Drive
    Cheverly, MD 20785
    Mondays – Fridays
    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


The Health Department’s back-to-school immunization clinics are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please visit the immunization clinic scheduling portal. Parents or legal guardians must bring a copy of all your child’s immunization (shots) records. For additional information, visit the Health Department website here:

Who Is My Neighbor – September 7

City Offers FREE Tutoring to All College Park Students

The City is preparing to offer online tutoring for the 2023-2024 school year! This program will be offered through Imagine Learning and offer support with GED, College Prep, reading, and math for residents of College Park. Learn more at and fill out an interest form to be contacted when registration opens.

Lakeland’s Community Day

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