Shared Streets - Moving Forward Together - Montgomery County Department of Transportation

MCDOT’s new Shared Streets program supports residents and businesses by temporarily adjusting uses of public spaces to provide for in-street activities such as biking, walking, outdoor dining, and retail activity. All activity must comply with County and State of Maryland guidelines during the COVID-19 health crisis. Learn more.

Message from MCDOT Director Chris Conklin

"Safe and accessible public spaces are a critical aspect of community health and vibrancy. MCDOT understands that our public rights of way are a key resource for residents and businesses, and that the best use of those spaces may shift under changing circumstances.

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, I have directed our planners and engineers to think creatively about how we can adjust the use of our streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities to best serve today’s needs. As a result, we are implementing a new initiative—Shared Streets."

Family with child on bike

MCDOT is transforming certain local streets into temporary “neighborhood greenways” that welcome pedestrians and bicyclists while limiting vehicles to local traffic only. The initiative, under MCDOT’s “Shared Streets” program, supports residents in the near term during the COVID-19 health crisis by providing more neighborhood space for outdoor activity and physical distancing. 

Temporary Neighborhood Greenways

  • Aspen Hill Temporary Neighborhood Greenway, Silver Spring
  • Greenwood Avenue Temporary Neighborhood Greenway, Silver Spring
  • Grove Street Temporary Neighborhood Greenway, Silver Spring
  • Kennebec Avenue Temporary Neighborhood Greenway, Takoma Park
  • Sudbury Road Temporary Neighborhood Greenway, Silver Spring
  • Windham Lane Temporary Neighborhood Greenway, Silver Spring
  • Woodland Drive - Amherst Avenue Temporary Neighborhood Greenway Silver Spring
    • Woodland Drive - Amherst Avenue news release  (coming soon)
    • Woodland Drive  - Amherst Avenue flyer (PDF) EnglishSpanish
    • Woodland Drive  - Amherst Avenue street closures map
  • Woodland Drive South Temporary Neighborhood Greenway, Silver Spring

Locations supported by other partners

Other changes will be coming soon across the County. Locations may shift over time because of available resources and changing needs.

Work crew with truck

Map Legend & Info

  • Neighborhood Greenways in Purple
  • Street Closures in Red

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Text description of Shared Streets locations

Adult with child on scooter; walker, biker, and person with dog; skateboarder; biker; two people walking with shopping bags