Here's the Latest News on the Greenbelt East Trail (

Last week, the MDOT State Highway Administration (SHA) announced it would perform a feasibility for the Greenbelt East Trail! More details to come.

New Resources:

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NPS Assistance Kicks Off in June. The National Park Service RTCA award will provide expertise and technical assistance, as well as organizational support. Big thanks to our six community partners: the City of Greenbelt, WABA, ATHA, the East Coast Greenway, the Greenbelt Community Development Corp., and the Glenn Dale Citizens Association. We're aiming for a kick-off meeting in early June.

Fast-Tracking Sector 2 (in front of NASA). Sector 2 of the Greenbelt East trail would run from the Greenbelt City limit (where the sidewalk ends) to Good Luck road. This section is entirely in front of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The trail would run on existing shoulder and acceleration lanes in this sector; there are only two street crossings, at both of the NASA entrances. I think our next project should be to try to fast-track Sector 2, with an expedited project impact review and a quick-build option. This is the most safety-critical section of the trail, vital for NASA bike, walk, and bus commuters, and connecting Eleanor Roosevelt HS with DuVal HS and the Owens Science Center. Sector 2 should also be the easiest to build quickly.

Here's What Greenbelt Road (MD Route 193) Looks Like Near NASA

Here's What we Want Instead! (Pic is from a DC Protected Bike Trail)

How Can You Help?

Please don't hesitate to reply to this email with info and corrections and ideas! Send this newsletter to your friends and encourage them to sign up for these emails too. Share this link to the video of our trail walk with Delegate Nicole Williams and many local and state officials: We will need to reach out to more stakeholders and public officials whose help we will need to make a reality! -Jeff