From an article about speed cameras on Wisconsin Avenue.
A north-south crosswalk across Bradley Boulevard west of Wisconsin Avenue at Strathmore Street is also unlikely, [Ken Hartman, the director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center] said, because westbound motorists would have too little time to slow down or stop for pedestrians.
[Michael Replogle, co-chairman of the Chevy Chase West Neighborhood Association's Traffic Committee] countered that narrower traffic lanes and a raised crosswalk were two viable options for Chevy Chase West residents looking to walk or bike from their homes to downtown Bethesda.
"It's imperative that the county take some timely action now to make it safe for the neighborhoods most impacted by that growth to be able to walk and bike to Bethesda rather than drive our cars," Replogle said.
Prospects for a new sidewalk on the east of side of Wisconsin Avenue between Bradley Boulevard and Dorset Avenue appear brighter. The sidewalk could be finished by 2013 but must first be included in the county's Capital Improvement Plan.
The community is eagerly awaiting this new path, said Replogle, although he noted that it would only bolster the case for speed cameras.
"If the sidewalk and bike path is built…more children and adults will want to use it, and will want to have safe access to it," he said.
The area described includes the Capital Crescent Trail so there is at least one route to Bethesda (though it may be far from those near Wisconsin Avenue).