Bicycle Master Plan Wins Bicyclists’ Choice Award for Best Improvement for Biking in 2018 in Maryland from Washington Area Bicyclist Association

February 13, 2019

Waba bike plan award

Public voted to honor the plan and role of Montgomery Planning in developing recommendations for comfortable, safe and connected bikeways throughout the county

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is pleased to announce that its Bicycle Master Plan is the winner of a Bicyclists’ Choice Award for Best Improvement for Biking in 2018 in Maryland from the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA).

The Bicycle Master Plan, approved by the Montgomery County Council in November 2018, sets forth a vision for a world-class bicycling community, where people in all areas of the county have access to a comfortable, safe and connected bicycle network, and bicycling is a viable transportation option that improves our quality of life.

The award, selected through a public vote, celebrates the Bicycle Master Plan and the role of Montgomery Planning throughout its development and adoption. The Bicyclists’ Choice Awards provide the opportunity to recognize the people and organizations doing great work for bicycling in the DC-MD-VA region.

David Anspacher, Project Manager for the Bicycle Master Plan, accepted the honor at WABA’s annual member meeting and Bicyclists’ Choice Awards ceremony, held at the Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington, DC on Wednesday, February 13.

“This award means so much to the planning team because it was selected by the public,” says Anspacher. “The people who voted for the Bicycle Master Plan understand the need to improve safety, reduce stress and create better facilities for cyclists of all ages and abilities in the suburbs, where the car is still the primary means of transportation.”

Consult the Bicycle Master Plan website for more details.