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Bradley Boulevard Bikeway Meeting Tomorrow

Tomorrow evening, November 10th, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will host a Public Workshop from 7pm to 9pm at Pyle Middle School to discuss revisions to the Bradley Boulevard Bikeway Plan.

The Bradley Boulevard Bikeway is a project to improve pedestrian and bicyclist mobility, as well as stormwater treatment, along Bradley Boulevard between Wilson Lane and Goldsboro Road.  The project is included in both the 1990 Chevy Chase Master Plan and the 2005 County Bikeways Plan, and would provide greater cyclist accommodation in the vicinity of the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) and the Bethesda Trolley Trail on a section of Bradley Boulevard that already experiences high cyclist volume.

The project has been in design for several years and has drawn opposition from some who have attempted to label the bikeway a “bike path to nowhere” despite its obvious contribution to pedestrian and cyclist mobility in this area of high demand.

WABA encourages cyclists who ride in Montgomery County to attend the meeting and provide constructive comments expressing support for multi-modal design in the County.

Full project documents can be found here by selecting “Bradley Boulevard Bikeway (Wilson Lane – Goldsboro Rd.)” from the list.

Show up and show your support for improved cycling in the community, the county, and the region!

WHAT: MCDOT Public Meeting on the Bradley Boulevard Bikeway Plan

WHEN: Wednesday, November 10th, 7pm-9pm

WHERE: Pyle Middle School, 6311 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817

WABA included in the 2010-2011 Catalogue for Philanthropy

The Washington Area Bicyclist is pleased to announce our inclusion in the 2010-2011 Catalogue for Philanthropy.  The Catalogue for Philanthropy carefully reviews over 250 applications from small to medium sized nonprofit organizations chosen for merit and impact to be includes in the catalog.  We are honored to be included and associated with the many other fine organizations that are also included. We’d like to extend many thanks to the Harman Family for providing such an amazing opportunity for us to receive additional funding support and for making it easy for the community members to connect with and give to organizations that they value.  To learn more, visit the Catalogue’s website and donate today!

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