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Riverdale Park Station’s Newest Crossing

Riverdale Park Station has added yet another new road crossing. While the overpass to College Park’s Discovery District will be a key connection, this new extension will help make it easier for residents of Riverdale Park Station to head south … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Bridge to Open in Early 2018

A bridge connecting Riverdale Park Station to the Discovery District is slated to open in early 2018. The bridge will run from Van Buren Street — which goes past Whole Foods through the center of the development — over the CSX … Continue reading

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An Office Building Gets New Life as Apartments

An office building at University Town Center will soon be reborn as apartments. Built in 1968, the 10-story building at 3700 East-West Highway is directly behind the new Safeway, around the corner from the movie theater and several restaurants, and … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park’s Historic Train Stop

You can credit the family that owned the Riversdale mansion for Riverdale Park’s historic train stop. At the turn of the 19th century, the Calvert family owned a 729-acre plantation north of Bladensburg, where they grew tobacco and other crops. The property … Continue reading

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Route 1 Will Be Fine Without the Purple Line

The outlook for the Purple Line looks grimmer than ever. The proposed 16 mile light-rail line running from New Carrollton to Bethesda has faced repeated setbacks, including a federal judge’s decision to strip the project of federal approval. In an … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Became a Bike Haven

Route 1 has become a great place for bicycling, with shops, trails, bike-sharing stations and strong local support. There are several locally owned bike shops: Hyattsville’s Arrow Bicycle, College Park Bicycles and Proteus Bicycles. And the Mount Rainier Bike Co-op offers free workshops on bicycle … Continue reading

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Route 1’s Roots Run Deep

Route 1 can trace its origins in part to the 17th century. The U.S. highway that runs through this area was once part of a system of roads connecting the colonies called the King’s Highway. Named for King Charles II of … Continue reading

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University Park Gets Ready for Bike Rentals

University Park is getting ready for its own mBike rentals. The town has started prep-work on two bike rental stations, one on Queens Chapel Road near Town Hall and the other at the intersection of College Heights Drive and Wells Parkway. … Continue reading

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Capital Bikeshare Headed to Route 1

By next year, you’ll be able to rent a bike and take it from Riverdale Park to Mount Rainier—or even all the way into D.C. The popular bike-sharing program Capital Bikeshare will install stations on a stretch of Route 1 by … Continue reading

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Electric Car Chargers Available at Whole Foods

Good news for electric car owners: The new Whole Foods has charging stations. That’s not surprising for the grocery chain, one of a number of businesses that offers the service to build its green cred with customers. But it’s a good … Continue reading

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