The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) is an 8-mile trail that runs from Union Station in the District of Columbia to Silver Spring in Maryland. Following the Metropolitan Branch Line of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad, the trail passes through numerous vibrant and historic neighborhoods as well as connecting to the National Mall. The MBT is an important transportation route providing connections to homes, work and play as well as access to seven Metro stations. Current plans include connections to the area’s trail network such as the Capital Crescent Trail, Anacostia Trails System, and integration into the East Coast Greenway.

Updates

8/15/2013 DDOT to Start Construction on the Rhode Island Avenue Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge Project. New Bridge Will Create Safe and Direct Connection to the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station and Metropolitan Branch Trail. rhodeislandavepedbridge.com

3/15/2013 Excitement Building for Metropolitan Branch Trail 5K Race

3/1/1013 New bids solicited for the Rhode Island Ave Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge

11/2/11 DDOT solicits bids for the construction of the Rhode Island Ave pedestrian/bicycle Bridge.

9/28/11 A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been issued for Phase II (Fort Totten to Takoma) of the Met Branch Trail.

7/14/11 The Final Environmental Assessment (EA) required to continue the sections of the Met Branch Trail from Fort Totten to Takoma (and including the Prince George’s Connector) is now available for public review.

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Reviews

11/09 About two weekends back, we all went out to the see what was going on with the Met Bike Trail. This was the first time I had ridden a bike in about 10 years, initially it was grueling, but after 45 minutes, and some help from the group, I had the hang of it. My first observation is that the trail is going to be quite nice, and will add much needed upgrades to our area of the planet, and once everything is installed and working, it will enhance our area. Further, the much advertised bike station at Union station is state-of-art…

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