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University Blvd Bike Lane Mtg this Week!

SHA to hold meeting Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 6:30pm LINK BELOW Maryland State Highway Administration will hold a meeting online this Wednesday, Jan 26 at 6:30pm. We at Open Streets Montgomery hope that they will reveal a plan to make bike lanes a permanent feature on University Boulevard in Wheaton, MD. We advocated for… Continue Reading →

University Bike Lanes to Be Removed… Temporarily???

We’ve been notified that MD State Highway Administration plans to remove the bike lanes on University Boulevard in Wheaton, MD on Dec 17, 2021. They have informed some residents via email that the current infrastructure, put in place as a pilot study, is not designed to withstand winter weather. They are also planning to evaluate… Continue Reading →

Advocacy Alert!

Please visit the MDSHA website and let them know that you want the University Blvd bike lanes in Wheaton, MD to be permanent and NOT removed on November 14! Here are the details: Earlier this summer, the Maryland State Highway Administration began a temporary experiment by installing a protected bike lane on MD-193/University Boulevard, between… Continue Reading →

Letter to SHA in Support of Permanent Bike Lanes on University Blvd in Wheaton

In October, a group of elected officials from Montgomery County, MD sent a letter to Maryland’s Department of Transportation Secretary Greg Slater and MD State Highway Administrator Tim Smith, encouraging the continuation/extension of the MD193 Bike Lane Pilot. This proposal would be an alternative to removal of the lanes, which is scheduled for November 14,… Continue Reading →

Bike to a Business, and Post About it!

Open street projects — where cars are removed and streets get used for other purposes — can be great economic generators. Recent street closures that allowed people to dine outside, called “streeteries,” have helped many businesses survive the pandemic, when public health restrictions made indoor dining impossible. But studies have shown that bike lanes, streeteries,… Continue Reading →

Bike Lane Ribbon Cutting A Huge Success!

Thanks to the more than 75 people who came out to our ribbon cutting celebration at the new University Bike Lanes in Wheaton, MD on Saturday, June 19! The crowd included the entire District 18 MD State House contingent: Delegates Jared Solomon, Al Carr, Emily Shetty and Senator Jeff Waldstreicher. Also special thanks to councilmembers Tom Hucker and Hans Riemer for their supportive speeches, and… Continue Reading →

Bike Lane Opening Ceremony This Saturday

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… Continue Reading →

A Shout Out from MoCo Planning for University Bike Lanes!

The University Boulevard bike lane project got a shout out from Montgomery County’s planning department when Director Gwen Wright praised the project in her weekly remarks to the Planning Board last Thursday: Wright described the lanes, which are slated to begin this June, as being “definitely part of the Thrive Montgomery ideal of planning for… Continue Reading →

Important University Blvd Bike Lane Meeting Info!

The Maryland State Highway Administration is planning to install a bike lane pilot study on University Boulevard in Wheaton, MD in June 2021. Please attend this meeting to provide support for this pilot! Please also share with your networks. Thursday, May 13, 2021 • 6:00 PM – 8:00 Register on the MDSHA website portal for the project…. Continue Reading →

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