Community Invited to Comment on Bikeway ReactMap and Attend Meetings to Discuss Preliminary Recommendations for Bicycle Master Plan

June 6, 2017

Bikeway ReactMap

Meetings will be held across the county in June 2017 to discuss the proposed bikeway recommendations and provide an opportunity for the public to provide feedback

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, invites the community to comment on preliminary bikeway recommendations for Montgomery County’s Bicycle Master Plan by accessing the Bikeway ReactMap and attending public meetings being held in June across the county.

The Bikeway ReactMap, posted on the Planning Department’s web site, encourages the public to comment on the Bicycle Master Plan’s preliminary bikeway recommendations. Users can view the map legend, review a brief description of bikeway facility types and add comments about the bikeway recommendations.

Since launching the Bicycle Master Plan in July 2015, planners have looked at ways to implement the newest types of bikeways, such as separated bike lanes and neighborhood greenways, as well as secure bicycle storage facilities at transit stations. Proposed recommendations for the cycling network are based on an evaluation of the varying levels of stress imposed by traffic on cyclists along each roadway in Montgomery County. The aim is to provide a low stress network for bicyclists wherever possible.

View the award-winning online Bicycle Stress Map.

Public meetings to review the preliminary bikeway recommendations for the Bicycle Master Plan will be held in June. The first event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD). RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Register to attend each of the Bicycle Master Plan meetings, listed below.

Each event will consist of an open house and informal discussion from 4 to 7 p.m. when attendees can meet with Planning Department staff to discuss cycling issues and concerns. That session will be followed by a Bicycle Master Plan presentation by project manager David Anspacher and a question-and-answer session, held from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Bicycle Master Plan Meeting Schedule:
All meetings will be held from 4 to 9 pm.

Tuesday, June 6 – Meeting 1 at the Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD).

Thursday, June 8 – Meeting 2 at the Bethesda Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD). RSVP for Meeting 2.

Monday, June 12 – Meeting 3 at the Olney Library (3500 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832). RSVP for Meeting 3.

Wednesday, June 14 – Meeting 4 at the UpCounty Regional Services Center (12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD).  RSVP for Meeting 4.

Thursday, June 22 – Meeting 5 at the Marilyn J. Praisner Library (14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD. RSVP for Meeting 5.

Learn more about the Bicycle Master Plan

The Planning Department began working on the Bicycle Master Plan in July 2015 and expects to present the plan to the Planning Board in late 2017. The plan focuses on developing a high-quality/low-stress bicycle network throughout Montgomery County. Visit the Bicycle Master Plan webpage for more information.

Questions or Comments?
Contact: David Anspacher, Planner and Project Manager

Telephone: 301.495.2191