Councilmember Hans Reimer sent out a letter about a Montgomery County Council's Transportation Committee (T&E) review of a proposal for a robust protected bike lane network in Downtown Silver Spring that he developed with the County’s Planning and Transportation Departments, Councilmember Roger Berliner, WABA, and other local bicycle advocates.
We can get this done, but we need to demonstrate the depth and breadth of community support for next-generation bicycle infrastructure. Please consider contacting the T&E Committee Members directly and letting them know you support the proposal for a protected bike lane network in Silver Spring (and similar improvements elsewhere in the County).
To do this, simply copy and paste these three emails in the To Section of your email expressing support for the network: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Please cc me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the full County Council (email@example.com) on your messages.
The full Silver Spring network would include protected bike lanes on Spring St., Wayne Ave, Fenton St., Dixon Ave, Burlington Ave, and portions of Second Ave., shared-use paths (Metropolitan Branch Trail and the Silver Spring Green Trail), and conventional bike lanes on Blair Mill Rd., Cameron St and portions of Second Ave. As a pilot project, the Network should also include at least one protected intersection.
Extensive community outreach would be required in order to fulfill the plan, to help better understand and mitigate potential impacts. For the details on the network, please see