Traffic concerns are the most common issue raised by residents throughout the U.S. As unique as Takoma Park is, we share this concern. Within the city Takoma Junction is indisputably at or near the top of traffic problem areas.
I am truly thankful that we are finally addressing the many roadway and traffic challenges at the Junction. It is long overdue. I am pleased with the recent analyses and some of the options the consultants suggested. I look forward to working with community members, the State Highway Authority and others as we develop and implement plans to help pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle traffic flow better through that busy area.
Based on the traffic consultants’ reports, the development project may slightly increase traffic in Takoma Junction, and the suggested roadway changes could improve traffic flow and improve safety. I am glad that the development project is acting as a catalyst in bringing the roadway changes to the Junction and will help spur them to completion. Both the development project and roadway changes will help make the Junction a better place in the community.