On July 1, 2015, the Planning Department will begin working on a comprehensive update to the 1978 Master Plan of Bikeways. The bicycle master plan has been updated numerous times since it was first approved in 1978, with the last major overhaul occurring in 2005 with the approval of the Countywide Bikeways Functional Master Plan. Click here to get more information about the ongoing update to the Bicycle Master Plan.
Transportation planners have mapped the existing and proposed bikeways and existing hard surface park trails. This map is a policy map and is not intended as a bicycling map of Montgomery County. Click here for the full screen version.
Updated: July 2014
*Existing non-master plan bikeways are striped.
Bikeways in Montgomery County are planned at two geographic levels:
Several bikeway classifications are used in Montgomery County:
The 2005 Countywide Bikeways Functional Master Plan was the first comprehensive update to the County’s bikeway master plan since 1978. The plan focuses on Countywide Bikeways, those bikeways that provide connections to major destinations: municipalities, central business districts, town centers, employment centers, transit centers, and regional parks and trails and that function as the skeleton of the County’s bikeway network. Learn more
In March 2009, the County Council approved a the Purple Line Functional Plan that recommends changes to the Capital Crescent Trail, a shared use path between Silver Spring and Bethesda. Download the approved and adopted Purple Line Functional Plan [PDF]), a series of recommendations for the proposed transit line’s route, mode and stations. Learn More.
In March 2009, the County Council approved the Intercounty Connector Limited Functional Master Plan Amendment: Bikeways and Interchanges — also known as the ICC Bikeway Plan. View the approved and adopted plan [PDF](4.2 MB).
The plan creates a hiker-biker trail along the general route of the Intercounty Connector from Shady Grove Road to the Prince George’s County line. The trail (SP-40 in the Countywide Bikeways Functional Master Plan) has long been identified in County master plans as part of the proposed ICC.