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Planning Department Participates in Bike to Work Day on May 18

May 2, 2018

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Planners will share Montgomery County’s Bicycle Master Plan recommendations at four pit stops

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is celebrating Bike Month in May and will participate in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18. Planning staff will be stationed at bicycling pit stops in Silver Spring, Bethesda, White Flint and Takoma Park to highlight the recommendations in the Planning Board Draft of the Bicycle Master Plan.

The regional Bike to Work Day events are organized by Commuter Connections, a division of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA). Bicyclists are invited to join convoys led by experienced cyclists and commute to their work places. Pit stops throughout the county will offer information on the Bicycle Master Plan and the county’s Vision Zero Initiative, refreshments and prizes. Learn more about Bike to Work Day.

“Bike to Work Day is a great way for people who have thought about commuting by bike to get a little help and encouragement,” said Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson, who has participated in every Bike to Work Day since 2005. “We are working to improve conditions for cycling by implementing a world-class bike plan, but biking is already a more practical and enjoyable transportation option than many people realize.”

About The Bicycle Master Plan

The Bicycle Master Plan sets forth a vision for Montgomery County as a world-class bicycling community, where people in all areas of the county have access to a comfortable, safe and connected bicycle network, and where bicycling is a viable transportation option that improves our quality of life. The County Council will be reviewing the Planning Board Draft of the Bicycle Master Plan this spring.

Learn more about the Planning Board Draft of the Bicycle Master Plan.