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Montgomery County Meetings on the Pedestrian Master Plan

Post Date:09/30/2019 2:00 PM

Hello Pedestrians!

Earlier this month, Montgomery Planning launched one of the County’s most important planning efforts – the Pedestrian Master Plan. The Scope of Work was presented to the Planning Board and now we are ready to host six community meetings this fall and you are invited! 

The Pedestrian Master Plan is a two-year effort to lay the groundwork for a Montgomery County where walking (and rolling using a mobility device) is the most convenient, safest, and most direct transportation choice for short trips for everyone.

The plan is an exciting opportunity to consider all of the things that influence our experience traveling along the County’s pedestrian pathways, and to make improvements.

This means that the plan will do more than just prioritize new and improved sidewalk and crossing projects. It will make policy, design and programming recommendations that deal with how much time pedestrians have to cross streets, shade along our pathways, pathway construction materials, pathway and crosswalk lighting and many other elements that may not be as front and center as the pathways themselves, but play an important role in how comfortable pedestrian trips are and whether they even take place!

Now is an important time in the Pedestrian Plan timeline. Over the next two months, Montgomery Planning will be having a series of six meetings to kick off the plan at locations all across the county. The first four are below:

  • October 10 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the Olney Library (3500 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney, MD). RSVP for October 10.
  • October 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the East County Community Recreation Center (3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD). RSVP for October 14.
  • October 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD). RSVP for October 16.
  • October 21 from 7 to 8:30 at the Montgomery County Planning Department (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD). RSVP for October 21.

RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

As a member of an organization interested making your community a better place, it would be wonderful if you would consider attending a meeting and sharing this information with your neighbors. Your unique pedestrian experience is what will make the plan a success.

Also, look for your fellow pedestrians on Twitter through our #walkinghere campaign as we encourage your neighbors to tell their “walk story” in Montgomery County. Tag @montgomeryplans and use the hashtag #walkinghere.

Sign up for our e-Letter to stay informed about Pedestrian Plan developments.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

 

For more information, contact project manager Eli Glazier at 301-495-4548 or eli.glazier@montgomeryplanning.org

 

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