Maryland: Montgomery County Council Adopts Innovative Bicycle Master Plan

More than three years in the making, Montgomery County’s goal of creating a world class bike trail system is becoming a reality.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Montgomery County Council adopted a bicycle master plan for a comprehensive, countywide network comprised of more than 1,000 miles of bike lanes. Spearheaded by the county planning department, the goal of the bikeway system is to ensure cyclists of all ages are comfortable and safe while riding to transit stations, employment opportunities and other public facilities, according to the approved plan.