Design Template by Bikingtoronto

« Finally, they debate biking... | Main | Bike to the Polls Day »


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

This is bad news, but most of the Purple Line/CCT plan is unchanged.
This CSX isssue impacts only about 1600' of the planned CCT alignment between Bethesda and Silver Spring. The 3+ mile section from Bethesda to Talbot Ave. is in the Georgetown Branch r.o.w. and is not affected. There is county owned r.o.w. on Third and Fourth Avenues that will be used for about 2/3 of the CCT "final mile" down the east side of the CSX corridor into downtown Silver Spring. A "bypass" of CSX may only be needed at Park Sutton.

It's unfortunate. That stretch of 16th feels like a highway, and perception is a lot in trail use. Some kind of physical barrier may be advisable there.

Your point about grade changes is well taken. There may be a silver lining here.

Perhaps they can make 16th St more like part of the actual neighborhood, instead of an extension of 495

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Banner design by

City Paper's Best Local Bike Blog 2009


 Subscribe in a reader