Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan
About the Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan
The Montgomery County Planning Department is updating the Master Plan of Bikeways (1978). The City’s role is 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.
Current Project Status
The Montgomery County Planning Board has released the Public Hearing Draft of the Bicycle Master Plan. The plan can be viewed here: http://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/functional-planning/bicycle-master-plan/2018-bicycle-master-plan-planning-board-draft/
A target date of Fall 2018 has been set for Montgomery County Council approval of the plan.
Public Hearing Information:
A public hearing was held on July 10, 2018. Video of the hearing is available on the Bicycle Master Plan’s website.
The community is invited to comment on the Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing Draft on January 25, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Montgomery County Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD).
All comments and testimony will become part of the public testimony and public record for the plan.
For more information and updates on the plan, visit the Bicycle Master Plan page.
Project Lead & Contact Info
Community Development Manager
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
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.
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.