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bicyclists in downtown Bethesda

Transportation connects people with opportunities, such as jobs, schools, fresh food, healthcare, and parks. Strong transportation systems provide these opportunities while maximizing choices (where, when, and how we travel) and minimizing costs, safety risks, and environmental impacts. Montgomery Planning takes a multi-modal approach to transportation planning, elevating transit, bicycle, and pedestrian planning alongside planning for automobile travel. Montgomery Planning prioritizes transportation safety and accessibility for travelers of all ages and abilities.

The County has several functional master plans that provide recommendations on bikeways and bicycle parking, transitways and transit stations, and roadway classification, right-of-way widths, target speeds and number of through lanes.