Friday, June 3, 2016

Planning Department Launches Bike Stress Map; Asks for Help in Identifying Connections Not Listed

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Bicycle Master Plan team has evaluated more than 3,500 miles of roads and trails in the County to determine the amount of traffic stress that people experience when bicycling on them. The map is intended to help planners understand impediments to bicycling and to identify and prioritize the changes that are needed to create a low-stress bicycling environment for the 50 percent of adults who say they would be interested in bicycling, but do not currently ride because they are concerned for their safety. See the map.

In addition, help from the public is requested to identify existing off-road bicycle connections that are not currently reflected on the map. These include connections such as 1) paths between cul-de-sacs, 2) bikeable routes through public spaces, and 3) connections between neighborhoods. Click on the map to provide information about the connection.

 (Source: Park and Planning website)