Event Materials: Complete Streets Training for Prince George’s County

April 2, 2024, 10am – 2:30pm 
Wayne K. Curry Administration Building, Largo MD

Engineers discussion a road diet for Central Av./MD 414. Photo by Cheryl Cort


Toole Design expert trainers, Jeremy Chrzan and Cipriana Patterson, conducted a four-hour, in-person training covering key elements of NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide, Prince George’s County’s Urban Street Design Standards, as well as practical content from the US Access Board’s Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right of Way (PROWAG) and the forthcoming AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (Bike Guide). The training explained the practical relevance of complete streets guidance to address safety and comfort for people walking, biking, and taking transit. Engineers attending are eligible for four (4) professional development hours (PDH).

Attending the training were engineers, planners, and public officials from Prince George’s County Government, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Maryland Department of Transportation, and Maryland State Highway Administration. 

Discussion Topics Included

  • Walkway and bikeway design 
  • Transit accommodations and considerations 
  • Accessible design requirements 
  • Intersection design (turning radii, truck aprons, lane configurations, slip lanes, raised crossings, signal phasing strategies, etc.) 
  • Rapid-implementation/retrofit strategies 
  • Maintenance considerations


  • Complete Streets Planning, Policies, and Resources 
  • Designing for Walking, Biking, and Transit 
  • Intersection Design Considerations 
  • Altering Driver Behavior through Street Design 
  • Applying Lessons Learned – Central Ave./MD 214 along the Addison Road Metro station

Slide Presentation

This event was convened by Coalition for Smarter Growth and sponsored with a generous grant by LISC. MDOT was a lead sponsor, additional co-sponsors were: Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Greater Capitol Heights Improvement Corporation. The event was also supported by the Office of County Council Chair Jolene Ivey.