Money Allocated for Pedestrian, Cyclists Project Options

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board approved planning projects promoting walkable, mixed-use communities with transportation options for a total of $775,000.

Of the 10 projects, four are in Montgomery County.

The board allocated $80,000 to Gaithersburg to identify sidewalk gaps and other pedestrian needs around three schools.

Montgomery County also will receive $80,000, which will be used to conduct a study on travel behaviors, market opportunities and service delivery options for the FLEX bus.

Rockville City will use its $80,00 to complete its Mannakee Street Complete Streets Feasibility Study. The study will look into possible pedestrian, bicycle and transit facilities that could be added to Mannakee Street.

Takoma Park will use its $60,000 for a traffic study concerning street closure on Laurel Avenue. A public plaza will be considered in the study, which will include a detailed look at traffic impacts.

The planning board is part of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

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