The Montgomery County Planning Department will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 7-9 pm, to kick off the development of the county’s first Pedestrian Master Plan, an effort to make walking in Montgomery County safer, more comfortable, convenient and direct.
The meeting will be at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd floor, Bethesda.
This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn more about the plan and to provide important input on issues that planners should research and make recommendations about. Your comments and suggestions will help make the plan better and Montgomery County a more pedestrian-friendly place.
If you can’t make the Bethesda meeting, there are others throughout the county. All meetings will cover the same material, so feel free to attend the most convenient one for your schedule.
October 10 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the Olney Library (3500 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney, MD). RSVP for October 10.
October 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the East County Community Recreation Center (3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD). RSVP for October 14.
October 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD). RSVP for October 16.
October 21 from 7 to 8:30 at the Montgomery County Planning Department (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD). RSVP for October 21.
November 6, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Upcounty Regional Services Center (12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD). RSVP for November 6.
November 13, 2019 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at the Wheaton Regional Library (11701 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD). RSVP for November 13.
And here’s something everyone can do! Planners need to know what walking in Montgomery County is like for residents. They can’t walk a mile in your shoes, so they’re asking you to show them what it’s like for you to be #WalkingHere.
Explain why you walk or don’t walk and where. For specific locations, focus your photo(s) or video on an aspect of your walk by sharing what’s enjoyable about your walk, what makes it hard to walk in a particular place, or what would improve your walking experience.
Let the Planning Department where walking is hard in the Pike District/White Flint area by posting pics ad using the hashtag #WalkingHere.