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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).

Beginning on January 15, you can sign up sign up to testify online.
The public is also invited to submit comments about the Bicycle Master Plan via email to mcp-chair@mncppc.org.

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

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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