Pike District Connector

Pike District Connector

The Montgomery County Planning Department is partnering with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation and the Better Block Foundation to temporarily connect the Bethesda Trolley Trail to the Montrose Parkway Trail and activate hubs at key intersections along the way.

View an interactive map about the Pike District Connector

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The Pike District Connector links the Montrose Parkway Trail to the Bethesda Trolley Trail

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The Pike District Connector connects the Pike District to other regional bike trails

Pike District Connector launch event

  • Pike District connector logo on sidewalk
    Pike District Connector launch event, September 18, 2021
  • Pike District Connector logo on sidewalk
    Pike District Connector launch event, September 18, 2021
  • Connector sign "This spot is getting a makeover" by painted trail
    Pike District Connector launch event, September 18, 2021
  • People on seats that resemble small grass hills
    Pike District Connector launch event, September 18, 2021
  • Cyclist by painted trail
    Pike District Connector launch event, September 18, 2021

What We’ve Heard – Pike District Connector Community Questionnaire

Montgomery Planning and the Better Block Foundation asked residents and visitors of the Pike District what they want to see in this neighborhood as part of the Pike District Connector. Below are responses to four key questions from the survey, which informed the location and design of activations along the Pike District Connector. The survey was open from May to early June 2021 and received 191 total responses.

Takeaways:

  • 75% of respondents live within 5-10 blocks of the proposed Pike District Connector
  • More than 70% of respondents visit the Pike District weekly
  • Respondents visit the Pike District most frequently to shop, eat at restaurants, and to recreate/exercise
  • 48% of respondents use local trails for walking and 35% use them for biking
  • Most desired elements for the Pike District Connector include seating, wayfinding, art, and bicycle facilities.
  • Respondents favorite parts of the Pike District are trails/parks and shopping/restaurants.

Last Updated: September 23, 2021