Category: Neighborhoods

Separated bike lanes coming to Spring/Cedar streets

A portion of the bike lanes on Spring Street will be separated from the street. Photo by Mike Diegel. Work is underway on the Spring Street/Cedar Street separated bike lanes. A portion of the lanes on Spring Street is in a dedicated path. Most of the lanes will be delineated by striping and flexposts. Parking along the streets will be maintained and parked cars will provide an additional buffer. The lanes will run from Second Street across Colesville Road to Wayne Avenue. Construction is expected to take about two months. The project is part of a network of bike...

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Alliance advocates for, supports, educates county renters

Photo of the Pearl apartment’s entrance by Mike Diegel. If you’re a renter in Montgomery County, you have an advocacy, education and support group on your side. The Montgomery County Renters Alliance, Inc. grew out of a petition effort in 2006 led by Matt Losak and other tenants, with help from Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large), “to urge the county executive to do a few things,” Losak said. “One of them was to establish rent stabilization countywide, to enact just-cause eviction law, to end month-to-month lease fees, and to establish a commission of sorts to look into renters’ issues...

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Pedestrian bridge installation planned over Piney Branch Road

A portion of Piney Branch Road will be closed this weekend for roadwork. Graphic from Wikimedia Commons. The Maryland State Highway Administration will close a section of Piney Branch Road (MD 320) this weekend to install a new pedestrian bridge over the road at the intersection with Sligo Creek Parkway in Takoma Park. The closure will begin Friday (weather permitting) and all lanes are expected to be open on or before 5 a.m. Monday, June 5, according to a department press release. Drivers can follow the detour onto to MD 410 (Philadelphia Avenue) to Fenton Street, then to Wayne...

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