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Maryland Transportation System Performance Dashboard 2018 Annual Attainment Report Highlights 

Goal: Community Vitality

Objectives:

  • Better coordinate transportation investments and land use planning to support the environmental, social and economic sustainability of Maryland's existing communities and planned growth areas.
  • Enhance transportation networks and choices to improve mobility and accessibility, and to better integrate with land use.
  • Increase and enhance transportation connections to move people and goods within and between activity centers.

 Select a Measure:

 

Transit Ridership Highway Congestion Sidewalks Bicycle Facilities

 

What We Measure:

Percentage of State-Owned Roadway Directional Miles Within Urban Areas That Have Sidewalks and Percent of Sidewalks that Meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

 
Why We Measure:

Available sidewalk facilities provide mobility for pedestrians. Tracking the percent that are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant helps ascertain whether Maryland’s sidewalk program meets federal benchmarks.

Why Did Performance Change?

  • Invested $16.0 million in FY 2017 to improve and construct sidewalks and to address ADA accessibility, including the construction of new directional miles of sidewalk in Charlestown and North East
  • Decrease from previous report due to a re-evaluation of sidewalks previously noted as ADA compliant; ADA Accessibility Guidelines now call for specific passing zone requirements and some sidewalks no longer meet these guidelines. Re-evaluation was initiated in FY 2016 and completed in FY 2017 

What Are Future Performance Strategies?

  • Collaborate with urban counties and local governments to identify new sidewalk projects based on local requests and safety and access needs
  • Begin construction of sidewalk projects in Brunswick, Crofton and Westminster in FY 2018
  • Support safe pedestrian access along state highways ($31.7 million for the New Sidewalk Construction for Pedestrian Access Program and $43.4 million for the Sidewalk Reconstruction for Pedestrian Access Program (ADA Compliance) in the FY 2018–FY 2023 CTP)