Montgomery Continues to Expand ‘Shared Streets’ Program

Last week, Montgomery County added new areas to their ‘Shared Streets’ program that makes roadways more friendly to pedestrians and cyclists.

The County announced that parts of Woodland Drive will be designated as “Temporary Neighborhood Greenways,” which means vehicle traffic will be limited to primarily local traffic. This strategy supports local businesses by making it easier for foot traffic to reach dining and shopping. With the new additions on Woodland Drive the program now has 6.4 miles of roadway with limited vehicle traffic.

From coverage in Local DVM:

“If you live on this street, you can use it to access your property with your car, but we’re encouraging through traffic to use other streets and what that does is creates more room for people to walk and bike,” said Chris Conklin, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, director.

For more information view the full list of Shared Streets, and read the press release.