Walk, Roll, & Ride For the Old Georgetown Rd Safety Improvements

Sunday, January 8, 2023, 11:00 AM

Old Georgetown Rd & West Cedar Ln


This Sunday, January 8, 2023, join WABA, Montgomery County Families for Safe Streets and the Action Committee For Transit to bike, walk or roll  in support of the Old Georgetown Road safety improvements and protected bike lanes.

After two teenagers were struck and killed while biking on Old Georgetown Road’s  narrow sidewalks –joining an already long list of life altering injuries and traffic fatalities on this busy road – the Maryland State Highway Administration repurposed the curbside traffic lane for protected bike lanes on a 3.1 mile stretch of MD-187 in Bethesda.  The lanes, while not perfect, have made the narrow, previously unbuffered sidewalks safe for all those using them, have slowed cars down to the 40mph speed limit, and created a safer space for people on bikes.

Please join WABA, MoCo Families for Safe Streets, and the Action Committee for Transit to bike or walk along these lanes to show your support and to urge MDOT SHA to keep the lanes in place and to improve them.

Meet at 10:30 am at Medical Center Metro
Or 11:00 am at Old Georgetown Rd & West Cedar Ln
Then ride the Old Georgetown bike lanes to Nicholson Ln and back!

Walking or rolling?
Meet at 11:15 am at Old Georgetown Rd & Tuckerman Ln
Then walk or roll past future Woodward HS to Edson Ln (0.8 miles) or Nicholson Ln (1.6 miles) and back!
(Parking at Timberlawn Local Park, 10800 Gloxinia Dr)

Short rally for safety at West Cedar Ln, after the ride!