Public Invited to Oct. 6 Meeting to Review Bicycle Master Plan Draft
The Montgomery County Planning Department will conclude its kick-off meetings for the Bicycle Master Plan on October 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.at Walter Johnson High School. The public is invited to attend and provide feedback on the draft proposal of the White Flint Separated Bike Lane Network. RSVPs to attend the session are encouraged, but not required.This community event will focus on draft recommendations for a network of separated bike lanes in the White Flint Sector Plan area of North Bethesda. Separated bike lanes (or cycle tracks) create a low-stress environment for cyclists that can make bicycling a mainstream option because they provide physical separation from both traffic and pedestrians.
Planners began work on the Bicycle Master Plan in July and are focusing on the White Flint area in order to take advantage of opportunities to develop a high-quality bicycling network as part of the development of new mixed-use projects, a grid road network and the County’s Rapid Transit System.
The community is asked to give feedback on the recommendations for this focused area of the Bicycle Master Plan during the month of October. Send comments to Bicycle Master Plan Project Manager, David Anspacher: David.Anspacher@montgomeryplanning.org
“I have been extremely impressed with the involvement of the community in the Bicycle Master Plan,” said Planning Department Director, Gwen Wright. “With more than 1,000 comments on our interactive feedback map, this plan is tapping into the concerns and issues of cyclists in the County, and that will only help us make this plan the best it can be.”
“The timing is right to focus on improving the bicycle network in White Flint,” said Councilmember Roger Berliner, who is scheduled to be at the October 6 event. “With all the changes occurring in White Flint, we have a unique opportunity to transform the sector plan area into one of the best bicycling networks in the region.”
The community is invited to give comments on the draft proposal for the White Flint Separated Bike Lane Network through October. Planners are tentatively scheduled to ask the Planning Board to review the draft plan in late November.
This event will also include the opportunity to meet with planners and learn about topics such as level of traffic stress (LTS) and the state of bicycling in Montgomery County. Attendees will also have the chance to contribute comments about bicycling safety and facilities on the digital, interactive Cycling Concerns Map, which will be used to help guide the planners during their work.
RSVP for the October 6 Bicycle Master Plan kickoff meeting.
Montgomery County planners from the Bicycle Master Plan and the LSC Loop Trail recently held a community meeting at Johns Hopkins’ Montgomery County campus. Visit the Montgomery Planning website to learn more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.
The Montgomery County Planning Department launched the bicycle master plan on July 1 and since that time planners have been hosting a series of kickoff meetings around the county to let the community know how they can get involved with a plan that will make recommendations to upgrade bicycle and pedestrian facilities around the county. […]
The Montgomery County Planning Department will conclude its kick-off meetings for the Bicycle Master Plan on October 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.at Walter Johnson High School. The public is invited to attend and provide feedback on the draft proposal of the White Flint Separated Bike Lane Network. RSVPs to attend the session are encouraged, but […]
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