Challenges Accommodating Bikes On Suburban Roadways

On today’s Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU Radio, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro engaged in a conversation on bicycle lanes and safety, as part of roadway planning and priorities. “It’s getting to be such a priority across our region,” said the Council Member.

Listed online to hear the broadcast.

From the WAMU website description:

Both the Matthew Henson Trail and Veirs Mill Road are major thoroughfares. One is for bikes and pedestrians and the other for cars and buses. So when they meet in a Silver Spring creek valley, the results can be dangerous. The death of a cyclist last year was the was the most recent in a string of incidents at the treacherous intersection. We talk with local officials about how to best balance the needs of cars and bikes when designing suburban roads and trails.


Nancy Navarro Montgomery County Council (D-District 4)
Cedric Ward Director, Office of Traffic and Safety, Maryland State Highway Administration

Bicycle and pedestrian safety and accommodation is also a topic during MACo’s upcoming Summer Conference:



Room 201 (update is open to all—Thursday lunch ticket required to eat lunch) The MD Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee has increased direct involvement with county governments. A panel will discuss highlights of state and county best practices, including tourist promotion, commuting, and safety.

Speakers: Eric Brenner, Chair, Maryland Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee; and Karyn McAlister AICP, Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager, Prince George’s County

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties