Purple Line stations need safer access for pedestrians, planners say

Suburban roads designed to move traffic need better sidewalks and crosswalks to make Purple Line stations easier and safer to reach on foot and bicycle, according to a new study by Montgomery County planners. Gerrit Knaap, director of the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland, said taking such a granular look at walkability is “pretty cutting-edge work.” A group affiliated with the center, the Purple Line Corridor Coalition, contributed to the Montgomery research and plans to work with Prince George’s planners on an additional study. Read more..


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