Graphic from Montgomery County Planning Department

The Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking additional public comments on the preliminary bikeway recommendations from the Bicycle Master Plan.

The department has launched an interactive Bikeway ReactMap on its website to encourage reactions to the preliminary recommendations. Users can view the map and its legend, review a description of bikeway facility types and add comments about the recommendations.

Planners began working on the master plan in July 2015, considering ways to implement the newest types of bikeways, such as separated bike lanes and neighborhood greenways, as well as secure bicycle storage facilities at transit stations. Staff also evaluated the varying levels of stress imposed by traffic on cyclists along each roadway in the county, with the goal of providing a low-stress network for bicyclists wherever possible.

The public was able to learn about and comment on the recommendations during a series of meetings held in June. The Bicycle React Map is another way to see the recommendations and comment on them.

The comment period will close July 15.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Public invited to comment online about Bicycle Master Plan recommendations