Trails: Hard Surface Design & Construction (P768673)

  • Category: M-NCPPC
  • Sub Category: Development
  • Administering Agency: M-NCPPC (AAGE13)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 3/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing

EXPENDITURE SCHEDULE ($000s) 

FUNDING SCHEDULE ($000s)

OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s) 

Description

This project provides for the design and construction of new trails and extensions or connectors to existing trails, as well as trail amenities, and trail signage. It does not include reconstruction or repair of existing trails. Hard surface trails accommodate road bicyclists, pedestrians, and in-line skaters and meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, where feasible.

Cost Change

Increase due to the addition of FY19 and FY20 to this ongoing project.

Justification 

Connectors, safety improvements, signage, and amenities increase trail usage for recreation and promote walking and biking as alternatives to vehicular transportation. In park user surveys, hiking and biking on trails is the most frequent recreation activity reported. Biking and walking paths top respondents' lists of desired facilities or greatest facility shortages. 2008 Countywide Park Trails 2005 Land Preservation, Park and Recreation Plan

Disclosures

Expenditures will continue indefinitely.

Coordination

State of Maryland, Montgomery County Department of Transportation , Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and other utilities , Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Trails: Hard Surface Renovation PDF 888754, Municipal Governments, Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services