First for Montgomery County: A Pedestrian Master Plan

Planners in Montgomery County, Maryland, one of the most famous suburban regions in the country, will produce the first-ever pedestrian master plan for the county.

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September 10, 2019, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Pedestrians and Walkable Street

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Montgomery County, Maryland has launched the process of writing its first ever pedestrian master plan, reports Mike Diegel.

The county's Planning Department kicked off the process with approval of a scope of work by the Planning Board on September 5. According to Diegel, the department will launch straight into a series of community meetings, and "[t]he plan is scheduled to be completed and approved in the summer of 2021."

An announcement of the new pedestrian planning effort describes the work in more detail:

The new pedestrian master plan, to be developed by Montgomery Planning’s Functional Planning and Policy Division, will address all reasons for walking – commuting to and from work or school, running errands, recreation, entertainment, exercise and everything in between. Planner recommendations will support making walking universally accessible to county residents of all ages and abilities and will consider walking by foot (including with a cane, a walker or a stroller), by wheelchair or by mobility scooter.

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