Apr 142013

The Mont. County Bike Action Group (MCBAG) meets Thursday 10/18 from 7 to 9 pm at MCDOT’s Gaithersburg office.  The location is 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg on the 4th floor. Check in with the security guard in the lobby (you may have to buzz in).  Security is very tight and you might not be allowed to take your bike to the 4th floor. Dialing in is welcome since it’s not an easy trip for downcounty cyclists!  Dial in at 240-773-8120 (pass code is 498265). Meetings are held at 7 pm on the third Thursday of the month during most months.  The location rotates between Gaithersburg and Rockville. This month’s topic will be a review and discussion of potential projects […]

Jan 172013

The January 2013 meeting of MCBAG is tonight (Thursday January 17th) at 7 pm in Rockville.  The location rotates between Gaithersburg and Rockville.  This one’s in Rockville. MEETING DETAILS: MCBAG meetings in Rockville are held in the tall Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, in the large 9th floor conference room. Enter from the lower level entrance off Monroe Street.  Ring the buzzer to the left of the door and tell them you’re there for the bike meeting and security will let you in  Then you can use the elevators at the far end by the security desk.  Bring your bike to the room, take Metro, or park for free in the big garage across East Jefferson Street. There’s […]

 Posted by at 2:53 pm on Jan 17, 2013  Comments Off on MCBAG Meeting Thursday Jan. 17th in Rockville
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
Oct 182012

MCBAG (Montgomery County Bicycle Action Group) meets tonight (Thursday 10/18) from 7 to 9 pm at MCDOT’s Gaithersburg office.  Meetings are held at 7 pm on the third Thursday of the month in most months.  The meeting location rotates between Gaithersburg and Rockville, and this one is in Gaithersburg.   The address is 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg on the 4th floor. There’s a security person in the lobby who can direct you if you need help.  You can bring your bike up the elevator.

 Posted by at 9:28 am on Oct 18, 2012  Comments Off on MCBAG meeting tonight (10/18) at 7 pm in Gaithersburg