The Montgomery County Council expressed significant support for the Bicycle Master Plan two weeks ago by voting 8-0 in favor of the proposed plan in a straw vote taken at the conclusion of their worksessions on the document. The plan, if adopted, would be a comprehensive update to the Bicycle Master Plan. A final vote by the County Council on the Bicycle Master Plan will be held in late November.
The Montgomery County Planning Department has been working on the project since late 2015. After an extensive public review process, the Planning Board approved a draft of the new plan and transmitted it to the County Council in May of 2018. The Council’s transportation committee reviewed the plan in September and October, making numerous recommendations, before sending the document to the full Council.