filed under: feasibility studies
Linking Northeast Washington, D.C.
The purpose of this study is to provide a preliminary assessment and concept plan for developing a shared-use path along the New York Avenue corridor within the defined study area. Conducted as the first phase of determining feasibility for trail development, this preliminary assessment did not include extensive stakeholder outreach but can be used to inform future public participation and stakeholder outreach efforts in the next phase of planning.
by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
The concept of developing a trail along the New York Avenue corridor dates back at least a decade, when it was included in the District’s 2005 Bicycle Master Plan. Renewed interest has produced a need to further examine the concept and provide a preliminary assessment of the corridor and its potential for trail development. This study presents a closer look at current corridor conditions, opportunities and challenges and makes preliminary recommendations for a trail that could eventually become the eastern bicycle gateway into the city. Referred to as the “New York Avenue Rail-with-Trail” in this study, the name indicates its unique relationship with an active railroad corridor that has served as one of the main gateways into Washington, D.C., for more than 100 years.
The purpose of this project is to create a new multi-use trail (shared-use path) in Northeast Washington, D.C., that will improve pedestrian and bicycle access and conditions along New York Avenue, seamlessly connecting the Ivy City neighborhood with downtown. Produced as a concept plan, this study is intended to be the first planning effort to inform future, more extensive plans to develop the trail.
Published May 2015
The Beerline Trail Equitable Implementation Plan – 2019
The Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project was created to ensure the next phases of trail development serve the needs of the community.
Walton Family Foundation Trail Program Implementation
The goal of this report is to highlight greenway trail programs, policy, funding, and design trends, as well as best practices. This peer city and aspirational city report summarizes data gathered from eight peer cities and two aspirational cities and compares it against data from the Northwest Arkansas (NWA) region.
Merrymeeting Trail Feasibility Study
This feasibility study examined the development of a multi-use rail with trail along the State-owned railroad, as well as a number of alternate routes. This study does not recommend specific routes, but highlights the possibilities for further consideration by the involved individuals and communities.
Sheepskin Trail Feasibility Study
The Sheepskin Trail, a rail-trail project is a proposed 34 mile bicycle/pedestrian path that will extend from Dunbar Township to Point Marion Borough at the Pennsylvania/West Virginia state line. The intent of this study update is to utilize and update the 1999 Feasibility Study as necessary based on changes to the trail corridor that have occurred in the past 18 years.