Consultants will present a new design for Rockville Pike.
If followed, the plan includes widening Rockville Pike to make room for two-lane access roads in each direction. The lanes would be split: one for buses and bikes, the other for local traffic.
Rockville Bike Advisory Committee Chairwoman Nancy Breen said bicycles are critical to any plan to redesign Rockville Pike.
"Bikes are going to get a lot more people off the roads (than walking), especially commuters without heavy loads," Breen said. "Rockville Pike is the face of Rockville and putting bike lanes on Rockville Pike would invite cycling more than anything else we could do in the city."
I don't want to compete with walking, and I think the point is to keep people on the roads, but on bikes - but I see what she's trying to say.
The plan sites K Street in the District and Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona as examples of well-executed plans.
Really? K Street? Isn't that kind of a mess? Isn't that why we're trying to redesign it?