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Takoma Park Bikeways Program

Bike Program Overview

Takoma Park is working to make riding a bike a comfortable, convenient, connected, and enjoyable experience for all residents and visitors. The City maintains signed, on-street bike routes, bicycle parking, and public bike repair stations across the City.

Check out the 2019 Takoma Park Bike Map (PDF) to plan your route, available for free from public buildings and bike shops in the city.

Current Projects

In addition to regular programming, the following projects are on-going or recently completed:

Colorful bike racks were installed outside the Takoma Park Maryland Library encourage reading in the city's four most spoken languages.
Colorful bike racks were installed outside the Takoma Park Maryland Library encourage reading in the city’s four most spoken languages.

BIKE SAFETY ROUNDTABLES

Planning Division staff host periodic Bicycles Safety Roundtables. Check back to learn about upcoming events.

Bike Program Goals

Objectives of the Bike Program include:

  • Ensure existing facilities are regularly maintained and improved to meet modern standards of safety and convenience.
  • Plan for future facilities that the City maintains on its properties, parks, and rights-of-way.
  • Leverage Takoma Park’s physical strengths and existing public interest in bicycling to encourage local residents and employees to bike for commuting, errands, and recreation.
  • Educate City, County, and State decision-makers about bicycling in Takoma Park with data and studies.
  • Coordinate with external agencies and jurisdictions on bicycle planning and projects that impact residents, employees, and visitors in Takoma Park.
  • Encourage bicycle education, safety, and ridership for elementary and middle school students through the Safe Routes to School program

Program Manager

Alex Freedman
Acting Planning & Development Manager
Housing and Community Development
Phone: 301-891-7119
Email: planning@takomaparkmd.gov 

 

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Sharrows on Cedar with new design standard with green bounding box.

Capital Bikeshare

The City has seven Capital Bikeshare stations in Takoma Park connecting to those in nearby Silver Spring and Washington D.C. Pick up one of the iconic red bikes in the city and ride to any of Capital Bikeshare’s 600+ stations in the Metropolitan Washington area! A helpful instructional video on how to use Capital Bikeshare is available here.

Dockless Bikeshare & E-Scooters

Takoma Park is participating in Montgomery County’s dockless bikeshare and scooter program. Dockless devices do not rely on fixed stations. Customers use a mobile phone app to locate a nearby bike or scooter with GPS. Bikes and scooters should not block sidewalks or driveways when not in use.

To submit feedback or complaints about the dockless bikeshare and e-scooters, send an email to: mcdot.commuterservices@montgomerycountymd.gov  or contact MC311 either online or by calling 311 from within Montgomery County or 240-777-0311 from outside the County.

Bikeways Program Budget and Funding

The following recent funding is devoted to bicycle projects in Takoma Park :

AmountItemSource
$70,000FY22 New Ave Bikeway 30% Design Section DMWCOG Grant
$60,000Metropolitan Branch Trail UpgradeMWCOG Grant
$254,000FY22 New Ave Bikeway 100% Design Section BState Grant
$473,173.36FY21 New Ave Bikeway 100% Design Section AState Grant
$62,450FY21 Safe Routes To School ProgrammingFederal Grant
$475,000FY20 New Ave Bikeway 60% Design Section A; 60% Design Section BState Grant
$108,118FY20 Safe Routes To School ProgrammingFederal Grant
$50,000FY20 Maple Avenue Complete Streets Technical Assistance GrantMWCOG Grant

There is annual  funding in the City’s Capital Improvements budget for bike and pedestrian improvements.

Planning and Community Development Division Sections