Five Montgomery County Councilmembers have signed onto a letter by Roger Berliner requesting that the county's Department of Parks and Department of Transportation examine ways for these agencies to clear snow from the Capital Crescent Trail so that it can be kept open and usuable year round.
Specifically, I would like to request that you prepare an estimate for snow removal and winter maintenance on the trail in time for the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee to review that figure during the Council’s budget deliberations this April.
In my opinion, not maintaining the Capital Crescent Trail does not only a great disservice to residents who rely on the trail for commuting purposes, but also to the County’s goal of being a more walkable and bikeable community. Montgomery County prides itself on the network of trails and bike paths built within its borders. It is only appropriate that we maintain those networks to the maximum extent possible.