Oct 142012

What is the best way to bike from MD 198 (at Rt. 29) to downtown Silver Spring? Montgomery County DOT is planning to post bike route signs along the best route and is asking the cycling community for input.  DOT is posting signs along other useful bike routes too, to create a network of routes criss-crossing the county.  The only route they’ve signed so far  runs from Potomac to Colesville via Tuckerman Lane and Plyers Mill Road among other streets.  The Rt. 29 corridor route will be the second route to be signed, and they also plan to do 2 or 3 more this year.  The routes are arranged in part to serve transportation cyclists, and riders are expected to […]

Oct 112012

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen has asked the Maryland Department of Transportation to make changes to various state roads to better support bike sharing, which is coming to the county soon. Her letter is here.  She specifically requests bike lanes on Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring: [To support bikesharing] I encourage MDOT to implement wherever feasible these improvements endorsed by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association: Buffered bike lanes–where sufficient space exists, provide buffered space between the bicycle travel space and vehicular travel space (or the “door zone” of the vehicle); Non-buffered bike lanes—where space is available, provide a bike lane with a minimum width of five feet, in keeping with national engineering standards; Shared use markings […]

 Posted by at 11:19 am on Oct 11, 2012  Comments Off on Councilmember Floreen asks for bike lanes on state roads