Pike District Connector Coming September 13

Pike District Connector Coming September 13

The Planning Department will be installing the Pike District Connector the week of September 13, with a kickoff event on Saturday, September 18 (details below)! The Connector will remain in place through late fall.

  • Wayfinding: They’re installing temporary pavement stickers and signage to promote the Pike District Connector, Josiah Henson Museum & Park, and nearby destinations (see below). Stickers will be placed at regular intervals along the one-mile corridor, and between Wall Local Park and the Josiah Henson Museum & Park (to direct visitors parking at Wall Park to the museum). The stickers and signage will include QR codes linking to the project’s interactive webmap.
  • Activations: They’re enlivening Wall Local Park with a pollinator garden and temporary seating and hammocks.
  • Artwork: They’re partnering with two local artists to design temporary sidewalk murals at Wall Local Park and the Bethesda Trolley Trail entrance at Edson Lane.
  • Kickoff Events:
    • Community Bike Ride with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (10 am, Bethesda Metro Station): Starting at the Bethesda Metro Station (Wisconsin Avenue entrance), join Montgomery Planning staff and WABA for a six-mile bike ride that will follow the Bethesda Trolley Trail, traverse the Pike District Connector, and conclude at Wall Local Park for the Pike District Connector Kickoff.
    • Pike District Connector Kickoff (11 am, Wall Local Park): Check out the temporary activation and artwork installed at Wall Local Park as part of the Pike District Connector and interact with staff from the Josiah Henson Museum & Park!

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