Back in October, I reported that Montgomery County Planning Department staff had just presented the working draft of the Lyttonsville Sector Plan, and that post included all the bike-relevant information in that plan. Unbeknownst to me at time, that presentation had already been postponed and didn't happen until last Friday. In between, there were a few revisions made to the draft, such as this added sidebar about the Urban Road Code.
The intent of the Urban Road Code is to improve traffic safety for all modes of transportation by providing narrower travel lanes, smaller curb radii, lower target speeds, and better accommodation of pedestrians and bicyclists. Although the word “urban” is in the definition, the standards are suitable for all locations near transit stations and help to support the themes of safe and accessible streets discussed throughout the planning process.
But most interesting is this change to language about the Talbot Street Bridge, which will serve as part of the Capital Crescent Trail. It used to read:
Provide a designated bicycle facility as part of the new Talbot Avenue bridge over the CSX tracks.
But now reads:
Provide designated on-street bicycle accommodation as part of the new Talbot Avenue bridge over the CSX tracks.
To me, accommodation sounds like a downgrade from facility, but maybe I'm wrong.