Ritchie Avenue Traffic Calming and Intersection Improvements
City of Takoma Park, MD

SAI, a Mead & Hunt Company, performed planning analysis of traffic calming improvements along Ritchie Avenue between Piney Branch and Maple Avenue.  Evaluated existing traffic and geometric characteristics and developed alternative concepts including bicycle lanes, chicanes, chokers, mini-roundabouts, and retrofit sidewalks along Ritchie Avenue from Piney Branch to Maple. Prepared renderings and facilitated public outreach.


  • Roadway Design
  • Conceptual Alternative Intersection Concepts including Roundabout Layout


  • Performed topographic survey
  • Prepared roundabout layout and profile including curb extensions
  • Prepared signing and pavement marking plans based on MUTCD
  • Prepared landscape design plans including planting and pavement types and locations
  • Prepared stormwater management/bioretention plan including layout and standard details for soils, intake and outtake work
  • Modified parking
  • Enhanced pedestrian connections between park, school and religious land uses
  • Developed drainage profile
  • Prepared quantities and Engineer’s estimate
  • Assisted City staff with Grant Application.


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