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
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. The Master Plan is expected to be made available for public comment in advance of the Planning Board’s review in late 2106 / early 2017. For more information and updates on the plan, visit the Bicycle Master Plan page.
Project Lead & Contact Info
Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan Details
Project Info & Timeline
- Current target completion date: 2017 -April
- 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.