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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Silver Spring Green Trail

Mandatory Referral No. MR 2014036

The Silver Spring Green Trail is an off-road shared-use path that will run between Spring Street and Sligo Creek Trail along Second Ave and Wayne Ave in downtown Silver Spring. It will connect to the Capital Crescent Trail and the Metropolitan Branch Trail at the Paul Sarbanes Transit Center. The segment of the trail between Cameron Street and the Whole Foods parking lot is complete.

The current project will extend the Silver Spring Green Trail along Wayne Avenue from the Whole Foods parking lot to Sligo Creek Parkway in conjunction with the Purple Line light rail project. This segment will typically be 8 feet wide with a 5 feet buffer from the road. It will serve a recreational and a transportation function, as well as providing direct access to Purple Line stations and the Silver Spring Metrorail station.

The extension of the Silver Spring Green Trail is a Montgomery County project, funded by Montgomery County and under design by the Maryland Transit Administration.