Jul 172012

The July meeting of MCBAG is this Thursday July 19th at 7 pm in Rockville.  The location rotates between Gaithersburg and Rockville.  This one’s in Rockville. Agenda is here.   Projects that will be discussed: Capital Crescent Trail surface project on Bethesda Avenue (Woodmont Avenue to Wisconsin Avenue).  Presented by M-NCPPC ‘s David Anspacher and Neil Braunstein. Executive Blvd shoulders in North Bethesda Woodglen Drive/Edson Lane issues in North Bethesda Clopper Road shared use path in Germantown Germantown bike rack at Germantown Transit Center MEETING DETAILS: Rockville MCBAG meetings are in the tall Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville. Enter from the lower level entrance off Monroe Street.  Ring the buzzer to the left of the door and tell them […]

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Jun 212012
MCBAG meeting tonight - Gaithersburg at 7 pm

MCBAG (Montgomery County Bicycle Action Group) meets this Thursday (6/21) at 7 pm at MCDOT’s Gaithersburg office.  This is a NEW TIME and a DIFFERENT LOCATION than the last meeting.  MCBAG plans to rotate meeting locations between Rockville and Gaithersburg, at least until they can get better set up in Rockville.  The Gaithersburg address is 100 Edison Park Drive. There’s a security person in the lobby who can direct you. The agenda includes a review of bike projects such as the Bethesda Trolley Trail entrance on Woodglen Road.

 Posted by at 10:28 am on Jun 21, 2012  Comments Off on MCBAG meeting tonight – Gaithersburg at 7 pm
May 102012
PROS (Park Recreation and Open Space) Plan hearing on May 24th

The Montgomery County Planning Board is holding a public hearing on the draft 2012 Park Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan on Thursday May 24, 2012.  This plan includes important elements related to hard surface and natural surface trails in the parks.  The plan addresses the mission of our parks, priorities, upcoming projects, park budgets, and more.  According to the Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), the primary purpose of the Plan is to: provide guidance regarding recreation facility needs in the county for the next 10 years. recommend priorities for important natural and historic/cultural areas in Montgomery County that need to be preserved and interpreted. provide input to area and park master plans regarding the need for public parkland and […]

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Apr 152012

The county-sponsored Montgomery County Bicycle Action Group (MCBAG) will begin discussing its future role and direction this Thursday at 6:30 pm. The next few meetings will be important! The county’s long time bike coordinator, Gail Tait-Nouri, just retired, and its a good occasion to improve MCBAG. Some questions: Should MCDOT have to send all bike projects (and key road projects) to MCBAG for review and input? How do we make sure EVERY project is reviewed? How do we solicit input from the larger bike community? How do we work with the county Planning Department, which has its own bike coordinator (under transportation planning)? How do we work with the county’s Pedestrian, Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (a formal group […]

 Posted by at 1:15 pm on Apr 15, 2012  Comments Off on Discussing the role of MCBAG this Thursday
Jan 192012

MCBAG (the Montgomery County Bicycle Action Group) will meet tonight, Thursday January 19th at 6:30 pm (until 8:30).  It’s an open meeting where everyone can discuss bike efforts. We will discuss: 1. the new county budget that just came out this week 2. the role of MCBAG in notifying and getting responses from county cyclists regarding county road/trail projects 3. 2012 in general Where: The big tall Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street – 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.  Take the elevator to the 10th floor.  The conference room is just inside […]

 Posted by at 12:13 pm on Jan 19, 2012  Comments Off on MCBAG Meeting Tonight