FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2019
Contact: Anika B. Jackson, Acting Public Affairs Officer, 301-952-4584
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT WINS MARYLAND APA AWARD FOR 2019 OUTSTANDING PROJECT
Upper Marlboro, MD – The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) announced it received the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association’s (APA) 2019 Outstanding Project Award for “Transportation Action Guide for Urban Communities: Implementation Strategies Playbook.” The awards ceremony took place on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Maryland Chapter of APA Conference at Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Maryland.
“We are honored to be recognized among our planning peers throughout the State of Maryland,” said Andree Green Checkley, Prince George’s County Planning Director. “The Guide demonstrates the high-level planning expertise found within the Prince George’s County Planning Department. This resource presents recommendations on transportation formats that are user-friendly and can be adapted by other agencies and community stakeholders.”
The Transportation Action Guide for Urban Communities is a concise colorful and comprehensive playbook that provides solutions for managing multi modal transportation and parking in the vibrant and growing Route 1 Corridor. The document was guided by feedback from meetings with municipalities, residents, businesses, the University of Maryland and research from a transportation consultant. Although written for the Route 1 Corridor, the report’s recommendations on transit, bicycle networks, pedestrian design, walkability, parking and financing can be transferred to any area undergoing the kind of urbanization Route 1 has experienced.
For more information on the Transportation Action Guide for Urban Communities, visit www.mncppc.org/422/Transportation-Planning.
About the Prince George’s County Planning Department
The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is responsible for preserving, protecting, and managing the county’s resources through high-quality planning services and growth management guidance. Visit our website, www.pgplanning.org to learn how you can become engaged in shaping the future of your community.