Old Georgetown Rd (MD-187) Safety Plan Community Meeting

In the past three years, two teenagers riding their bikes on sidewalks along MD-187, Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda have died in car crashes.  On Thursday, September 29, join us at a public meeting to hear what SHA plans to do about it and demand serious action for safe streets.

Join the Virtual Meeting
Join on Microsoft Teams
Or to join by phone, dial 667-262-2962 and use Phone Conference ID: 428 543 045#

Maryland State Highway Administration has taken minor actions in the wake of each death (a buffered bike lane in 2020, placing flex posts on those bike lanes, and doing walk-throughs with elected officials).  But no major remake of this very busy state highway have been made.  Drivers still speed alongside narrow sidewalks that have no buffer from cars going in excess of 40 mph, making biking and walking on those sidewalks hazardous and sometimes deadly.

We need to show SHA that the community is appalled at their lack of action and to demand that MD-187 be transformed into a road that all users, especially those who are not in automobiles, can safely use.  Please come to the meeting and insist that SHA move quickly on building continuous protected bike lanes, comfortable buffered sidewalks, and safe crossings on Old Georgetown Road.

See the event flyer here.

How to Be Safe on Your Bike

Join the Bike Ambassadors at 6pm on August 25th, when we’ll discuss how to be safe on your bike, and so much more! At the webinar, The Bike Ambassadors will share helpful information about riding and around others while navigating roads and trails. They’ll also cover how/when to use hand signals and how to ride predictably.

Register!

We welcome you to  ask us your biking questions and look forward to seeing you soon!