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MCDOT to Hold Virtual Public Meeting About Grove Street Neighborhood Greenway on Sept. 29

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 24, 2020

On Tuesday, September 29 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold an online public meeting to discuss the Grove Street Neighborhood Greenway Pilot Project, an effort to improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety. Based on community and online survey feedback, MCDOT staff will present the plans for Stage 1 of the pilot. The meeting will offer an opportunity for MCDOT project staff to gather real-time feedback on the project before implementation efforts planned for late October.

Located on the edge of downtown Silver Spring between Sligo Avenue to the south and Bonifant Street to the north, this section of Grove Street has been identified as a future neighborhood greenway in the County’s adopted Bicycle Master Plan. 

A neighborhood greenway is a street where the safe movement of bicyclists and pedestrians is prioritized, and the fast, through movement of vehicles is minimized. To accomplish these goals, greenways may use speed reduction techniques, such as speed humps, curb extensions and other tools. The Grove Street Neighborhood Greenway will test temporary treatments that can be modified or removed depending on the results of the pilot project.

Registration is required prior to the virtual Zoom meeting so MCDOT can share meeting instructions, pertinent communications and project materials in advance. The meeting will be recorded and posted afterward to YouTube with subtitles.

Participants are encouraged to review the project webpage prior to the meeting, which includes:

  • A Resources tab with project materials and past newsletters.
  • An interactive map under the Participate tab to identify areas of concern and other issues in the area, and upcoming meeting dates. 

Written comments may be submitted by October 9, 2020 to:

MCDOT - Division of Transportation Engineering 
Matt Johnson
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

Email:  (Recommended)
Phone: 240-777-7237

Requests for special accommodations require five days advance notice.

The virtual meeting will use the Zoom platform. Although using a computer to participate in the meeting is recommended, those without computer access will be able to listen to and participate in the meeting using a phone. More details, including how to log in to the meeting, will be sent early next week to those who have registered.

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Release ID: 20-182
Media Contact: Hannah Henn 240-777-8389

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