Monday, March 31, 2014

First ‘Great Montgomery Bike Summit’ to be Held in April

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and Montgomery Bicycle Advocates (MoBike) are organizing a bike summit to obtain input from residents on what the next steps should be to improve the County’s bike infrastructure. Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner will deliver closing remarks at the summit.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 5, at the Jane Lawton Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase. The day will begin at 9:15 a.m. with a family-friendly ride starting at the Tastee Diner at 8601 Cameron St. in Silver Spring. The ride will go along the Capital Crescent Trail and end at the center shortly before 10 a.m. The program will continue at 10 a.m. with a panel discussion on general bike issues, followed by a second panel discussion from 11 a.m. to noon about bikesharing. A focus for the event will be how Montgomery County should incorporate next-generation bicycle facilities and how to make Capital Bikeshare a success.

To RSVP for the event or suggest topics for discussion in advance of the summit, visit the summit web site. More information about the summit is available online.