Cheltenham Drive - Wisconsin Avenue to Pearl Street, Bethesda
Bikeway Feasibility Study

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is conducting this feasibility study to document existing conditions and explore bikeway network and bicycle facility type alternatives along and around Cheltenham Drive. This segment is part of the Bethesda Bike Loop and will connect planned two-way separated bike lanes along Woodmont Avenue to the Pearl Street Signed Bike Route. Cheltenham Drive along with a few other study segments in Downtown Bethesda are recommended for bicycle facilities in the county-wide Bicycle Master Plan. This study will explore range of network alternatives and corresponding context specific bikeway types to create a low-stress east-west bikeway connection.

Project Background

MCDOT has been planning and implementing bicycle facility projects across the county over the last several years. MCDOT is advancing bikeway projects to implement the bicycle network recommended in the 2017 Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan and the 2018 county-wide Bicycle Master Plan. Several projects that form the Bethesda Loop, including the two-way separated bicycle lanes on Woodmont Avenue and Montgomery Lane/Montgomery Avenue, are in various stages of engineering design and implementation. However, exact route and bicycle facility types have not yet been finalized for part of the loop along Cheltenham Drive, east of Wisconsin Avenue. This project will build on the previous planning efforts and advance bikeway projects to complete the Bethesda Loop. Apart from Cheltenham Drive, the study segments within the scope of this project include Chase Avenue, Harling Lane, Tilbury Street, and Sleaford Road.

Contact Us:

Project Manager: Patricia Shepherd, AICP
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
E-mail: patricia.shepherd@montgomerycountymd.gov
Phone: 240-777-7231

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Answering your questions:

  • How will the Virtual Public Meeting work?

MCDOT will be holding the public meeting in a virtual setting. This means that you can log on with your computer or call in with your telephone to listen to and participate in the meeting. You will need to register for the meeting ahead of time, so please use the registration form on the project description tab.

We will have project meeting materials posted on this page before the meeting so that you can review them in advance of the meeting and be better prepared to discuss them. We will also have some feedback tools on the participate tab before the meeting.

Thank you for your interest in the Cheltenham Drive - Wisconsin Avenue to Pearl Street Bikeway Feasibility Study.

Come to our Virtual Meeting on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 7PM.

The purpose of the virtual public meeting is to inform you of the existing conditions analysis, present design alternatives, and obtain your feedback.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we will not be meeting in person, but you can join us through your computer or by telephone. We look forward to your participation.

If you do not have access to a computer or feel uncomfortable using the Virtual Meeting Format, please reach out to the project manager, Patricia Shepherd. She will work with you to figure out an alternate way to participate.

Contact:

Project Manager: Patricia Shepherd, AICP
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
E-mail: patricia.shepherd@montgomerycountymd.gov
Phone: 240-777-7231

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