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Hybrid Meeting for the East Silver Spring Neighborhood Greenway to be Held on Tuesday, Nov. 28

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 17, 2023

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, starting at 7 p.m., the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold a hybrid meeting to present the proposed alternative for the East Silver Spring Neighborhood Greenway. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments.

The goal of the project is to provide a low-stress route for biking and walking through East Silver Spring using neighborhood streets. This facility will connect to existing or planned bike/ped facilities at both the north and south ends. At the north end (Wayne Ave), it will connect to the Spring Street/Cedar Street separated bike lanes (constructed in 2017) and the Silver Spring Green Trail (under construction). At the south end, it will connect to the Fenton Street Cycletrack (construction starting in 2024) and the Burlington Ave/13th Street Separated Bike Lanes, currently in design. The Metropolitan Branch Trail is located one block south of the southern terminus and will be connected with a spur along Fenton Street which will start construction in 2024.

Treatments that are planned will include new segments of sidewalk along Grove Street, Houston Street, and Bonifant Street; safety improvements to the contraflow bike lane on Cedar Street; a shared-use path along Sligo Avenue connecting Woodbury Street to Grove Street; pedestrian crossing safety improvements at Woodbury Drive and Sligo Avenue, and traffic calming measures to slow drivers throughout the project limits.

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. Tools can include speed treatments such as speed humps and diversionary treatments. Grove Street is identified as a future neighborhood greenway in the County’s adopted Bicycle Master Plan. This project is a pilot project, meaning that treatments will use temporary materials that can be modified or removed.

Online registration is required to attend virtually. The virtual meeting link will be emailed the morning of the meeting. Please note that once the meeting starts, we will be unable to accept new registrations so please register early. Registration is not required for those attending in-person. This meeting will be accessible both in-person and virtually.  The in-person meeting will be held at the East Silver Spring Elementary School located at 631 Silver Spring Avenue in Silver Spring. Questions and comments will become a matter of public record.

The public is encouraged to review the project files posted on the project website prior to attending the meeting. Meeting materials will be posted by 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Feedback and questions may be submitted to the Project Manager, Matt Johnson by email at or by phone at 240-777-7237.

Interpreter services will be provided upon request with five business days advance notice by contacting Matt Johnson.

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Release ID: 23-126
Media Contact: Rebecca Mellema 202-774-7371

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