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.