I am really looking forward to the day when we can get on our bikes, leave the car at home, and pedal down the Trolley Line Hiker-Biker Trail to Franklin's, or the new Busboy's & Poets at EYA... or up the other direction to Smile Herb Shop and Berwyn Café, and even on up (using the Rhode Island Ave bike lane -- imagine, an actual bike lane!) to MOM's and REI... I would also have mentioned heading over from the trail to grab a latté at Starbucks in downtown College Park -- but hopefully by that time you'll be able to get your java fix right here in Town Center!!
I post this here now in conjunction with Rob's announcement that the Hiker-Biker trail project has been added to the docket of the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission. This is great news, indeed!
In case you missed the event back on February 3rd, and haven't seen the video, I've posted the video here of the Riverdale Park Trolley Line Hiker-Biker Trail meeting that took place at S&J's and Town Center. The video includes footage of the actual trolley train that plied this route before it was taken out of action in the 1960s. (the video was taken and posted to YouTube by the Hyattsville H4X guys)
also see my Google map which shows the entire route (roughly 3.8 miles from Ch. Armentrout Rd/Northwest Trail (Hyattsville) to the south to Greenbelt Rd. (College Park) to the north).
Map of Riverdale Park MD Trolley Hiker-Biker Trail and Cafritz Property