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Description

This project funds the design and construction of bicycle and pedestrian capital infrastructure in the Wheaton Central Business District (CBD) Bicycle and Pedestrian Priority Area (BiPPA) and identified in the Wheaton Central Business District (CBD) and Vicinity Sector Plan. Recommended improvements will include new sidewalks, separated bikeways, shared-use paths, streetscape improvements, lighting, signal and accessibility upgrades, intersection safety improvements, bike parking, bicyclist and pedestrian wayfinding, and other treatments intended to improve safety and mobility for cyclists and pedestrians. Future projects include intersection safety improvements identified as high priority and near-term in the Wheaton BiPPA Study.
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Phase

Preliminary Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$4.55M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$3.04M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Construction of the first Wheaton BiPPA project, the two-way separated bikeway on the west side of Amherst Avenue from Arcola Avenue to Windham Lane, is anticipated to begin in FY 25. Design for the Amherst bikeway and design and construction of area-wide pedestrian intersection improvements is ongoing.
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Cost Change

Costs increased to fully fund Amherst Avenue Bikeway.
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Justification

This project will enhance and promote accessibility, safety, mobility and comfort for people walking and biking in the Wheaton CBD. The primary purpose of this project is to build better and safer facilities. In urban areas, walking and bicycling are among the most affordable forms of transportation, providing safe and efficient access to transit. Providing safe, convenient and attractive bicycle and pedestrian access, along with modernizing aging infrastructure is essential to ensure equity for all and provide access to jobs, education, public services and the social network. The Wheaton CBD and Vicinity includes the Wheaton Metro Station and Bus Transfer Center, the Wheaton CBD, town square and adjacent public park and government office building, high-density housing, commercial and retail uses including small businesses and Westfield Wheaton (mall), employment areas, entertainment venues, Wheaton Regional Park, connections to the Sligo Creek Trail, Wheaton Library, Recreation and Community Center, fire and police stations, the Mid-County Regional Services Center, MNCPPC and multiple County agencies, Proyecto Salud Clinic, the Gilchrist Immigration Resource Center, and the Adult Behavioral Health Program. This project supports the ongoing redevelopment of the Wheaton CBD, and will help meet master planned Non-Auto Driver Mode Share (NADMS) goals.
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Fiscal Note

In FY20, a $367,000 supplemental appropriation was approved.
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Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.
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Coordination

Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee, Maryland DOT State Highway Administration, WMATA, Department of Permitting Services and utilities.
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Budget Snapshot
$4.55M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$3.04M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP502002
Date Last Modified01/03/20
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryPedestrian Facilities/Bikeways
Planning AreaKensington-Wheaton
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision169607049922688928161854060
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction28580815204326729567374319460
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures4554015193035535384955361613520
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds4554015193035535384955361613520
Total Funding Sources4554015193035535384955361613520
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26
Maintenance5-----5
NET IMPACT5-----5
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request902
Year First AppropriationFY20
Appropriation FY 22 Request384
Last FY's Cost Estimate2586
Cumulative Appropriation1519
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance1519