Montgomery Planning to participate in Bike to Work Day on May 20 as part of celebrating Bike Month
May 16, 2022
Montgomery Planning staff will be stationed at bicycling pit stops in Pike and Rose, Rockville-Fallsgrove Village Center, and Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring
WHEATON, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is celebrating Bike Month in May by participating in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. Montgomery Planning staff will be stationed at bicycling pit stops in Pike and Rose, Rockville-Fallsgrove Village Center, and Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring.
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 workplaces. Montgomery Planning will be promoting the latest on the implementation of the approved Bicycle Master Plan for Montgomery County, Vision Zero efforts and ongoing master plan efforts.
Montgomery Planning staff will be stationed at the Rockville-Fallsgrove Village Center (14941 Shady Grove Road) pit stop from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. to discuss the Great Seneca Plan: Connecting Life and Science, currently under development. Planning staff will be at the Veterans Plaza (One Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910) pit stop from 6 to 9 a.m. to answer questions about the Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan. Additionally, Planning staff will be located at the Pike and Rose (West of 935 Prose St, North Bethesda, MD 20852) pit stop from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. to talk about the recent Advancing the Pike District Study, the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, 2018 White Flint 2 Sector Plan and other North Bethesda plans.
In November 2021, Montgomery Planning staff briefed the Montgomery County Planning Board on the 2019-2020 Bicycle Master Plan Biennial Monitoring Report. The report is released every two years and evaluates progress in advancing the goals and objectives of the Bicycle Master Plan, as well as implementing recommendations for bikeways, bicycle parking, and bicycle-supportive programs and policies. It also includes recommendations for furthering implementation of the plan in the coming years. The Bicycle Master Plan was approved by the Montgomery County Council and adopted by M-NCPPC in 2018. The next Bicycle Master Plan Monitoring report will be released in 2023.
Montgomery Planning is committed to improving safety for all modes of transportation, such as biking, walking, rolling, and automobile travel. Montgomery Planning supports Vision Zero, Montgomery County’s goal to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries by 2030 through community engagement, stakeholder facilitation, data analysis and a focus on long-term visioning.