Nov 032012
 
Bike route signs: a matter of format

Montgomery County is preparing to post bike route signs along some long new bike routes like this one parallel to Georgia Avenue.  The county’s Bicycle Action Group (MCBAG) is weighing in on the routes, sign placement and sign format.  The routes will typically be 5 to 8 miles long. Please look at the wayfinding sign formats here on NACTO’s excellent website.   It shows what other jurisdictions have done. Based on signs the county has already installed, we (MCBAG) are recommending the following basic format where each sign has up to three panels per post. Top Panel: Just a bike symbol and the words “BIKE ROUTE” Middle Panel: Big arrow(s) pointing along the main route.  This panel is omitted if […]

Nov 022012
 

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is now advertising to fill its vacant bicycle coordinator position.   Below is the basic information for the posting. (I’m omitting a few things, so don’t consider this to be the actual posting.   For more information go to the county’s careers web page, click on “Search Jobs” and search for posting “IRC9758”, though the search function isn’t always working).  This culminates a push by bike advocates in the county to see a new coordinator hired to replace the outgoing one. Excerpts from the job posting: Job Title: Capital Projects Manager, Grade 28 Location: Gaithersburg, MD Organizational name:  Department of Transportation – Division of Transportation Engineering Description:  This position will serve as the Capital Project Manager […]

 Posted by at 7:50 pm on Nov 2, 2012  Comments Off on Looking for a good bike coordinator