Bike Lane Opening Ceremony This Saturday

Bike Lane Opening Ceremony This Saturday

MDSHA was beginning installation of the lanes on June 14.

You are Invited to the opening of the bike lanes on University Boulevard in Wheaton, MD!

Saturday June 19, 2021 at 10:00am

We will meet at the intersection of Sligo Creek Parkway and University Blvd (map) for a short celebration of these lanes which will include a few speeches and then a group ride on the lanes, ending up at the Wheaton Streatery (map) to share a bite outside.

In case of rain, the dedication will move to June 26. Check the this website after 8:00am on June 19 for updates on a rain delay.

For the first time ever, Maryland State Highway Administration is placing on-road bike lanes with physical barriers on a State Highway, MD-193, University Boulevard from Arcola Avenue (near Northwood HS) to Amherst Avenue and the Wheaton downtown business district. The bike lanes will run curbside on both sides of the road, repurposing one driving lane in each direction.

Map of the Project.

This pilot project, funded by a research grant from the Federal Highway Administration, will run 4-6 months beginning in June and will include data collection on use of the on-road bike lanes, car speeds and pedestrian counts on the narrow University Blvd unbuffered sidewalks.

Please demonstrate your support for and use of these lanes by joining us!

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