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Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan

The Montgomery County Planning Department has updated the Bicycle Master Plan, approved on November 27, 2018 by the Montgomery County Council.

The City’s role was to track the plan, promote opportunities for residents to engage in the process, provide staff comments on the plan’s recommendations at key milestones, and provide City Council an opportunity to formally comment to the Montgomery County Planning Board.

Resources

For more information on the plan, visit the Bicycle Master Plan page.

Project Lead & Contact Info

David Anspacher
Transportation Planner / Coordinator
Montgomery County Planning Department
Phone: 301-495-2191
Email: david.anspacher@montgomeryplanning.org

Rosalind Grigsby
Community Development Manager
Phone: 301-891-7205
Email: Rosalindg@takomaparkmd.gov 

Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan Details

Project Info & Timeline

  • Current target completion date: 2018
    • Project initiation date: 2015 – July
  • Takoma Park’s role in project: Participant
  • Departments involved: Housing & Community Development

Budget & Funding Source

N/A (City staff time)

Links & Notes

Montgomery County Planning Department

The plan will focus on developing a high-quality / low-stress bicycle network, bringing bicycle recommendations in line with industry best practices, and consolidating all bicycle recommendations into a single plan for the first time since 1978. An emphasis will be placed on evaluating newer facilities, such as separated bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, and bicycle boulevards, as well as secure bicycle storage facilities.

October 2017: Preliminary Draft Plan

In October 2017, Montgomery County released a preliminary draft of the Bicycle Master Plan for review. The plan and appendices can be downloaded from the top of the webpage for the Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Group.

September 2017

City staff led a bike tour of Takoma Park with County Planning staff and Safe Roadways Committee members on August 7, 2015. City staff attended one of the six kick-off meetings, held in Silver Spring on September 15, 2015.

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