Sidewalk Program – Minor Projects (P506747)

  • Category: Transportation
  • Sub Category: Pedestrian Facilities/Bikeways
  • Administering Agency: Transportation (AAGE30)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing

EXPENDITURE SCHEDULE ($000s)

FUNDING SCHEDULE ($000s)

Description

This pedestrian access improvement program provides sidewalks on County-owned roads and some State-maintained roadways. Some funds from this project will go to support the Renew Montgomery program. The Department of Transportation maintains an official list of all outstanding sidewalk requests. Future projects are evaluated and selected from this list, which is continually updated with new requests. In addition, projects identified by the Citizens' Advisory Boards are placed on the list. One aspect of this project will focus on improving pedestrian walkability by creating a safer walking environment, utilizing selected engineering technologies, and ensuring Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) compliance.

Cost Change

Cost change due to partial capitalization of prior year expenditures, partially offset by the addition of FY19 and FY20 to this ongoing project.

Justification

In addition to connecting existing sidewalks, these projects increase pedestrian safety and facilitate walking to: Metrorail stations, bus stops, shopping and medical centers, employment, recreational, and school sites. This program also complements and augments the bikeways that are included in road projects.

Other

Projects implemented under this project originate from private citizens, citizen associations, and public agencies. Projects are evaluated and scheduled using sidewalk prioritization procedures.

Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.
Expenditures will continue indefinitely.
The Executive asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.

Coordination 

Renew Montgomery Program, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Maryland State Highway Administration, Montgomery County Public Schools, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Sidewalk and Infrastructure Revitalization , Maryland Mass Transit Administration, Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee, Commission on People with Disabilities