Pedestrian, Bicycle & Traffic Safety Advisory Committee

The Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (PBTSAC) is a group of citizens, elected officials, and government representatives focused on pedestrian and bicycle safety issues in Montgomery County. The committee normally meets every other month on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. These are open meetings; anyone interested in these issues is encouraged to attend.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

September 2013 PBTSAC Meeting Packet

1. September Agenda

2. Draft - July Minutes

3. Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Presentation (pdf)

4. Motions on Bicycle Action Items

5. Issues of the Disabilities Community - Action Items

6. Pedestrian Safety and Needs of Persons with Mobility Limitations

7. MTA Purple Line Presentation 7/11/13 (pdf)

8. Issues with Purple Line Presentation - Action Items

9. Issues with Bicycle Parking on YouTube (video)

10. Cycle Tracks and Green Lanes in Washington, D.C.



Saturday, October 5th
10:00am - 5:00pm
Veterans Plaza & the Silver Spring Civic Building

For more information visit: MyGreenMontgomery
Check out their facebook page!


Meetings start promptly at 7:00pm.

Meeting Location:
Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

Enter through the Terrace Level Doors as the Lobby entrance by the circle are locked. View Map

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POSTED: 1:31:00 PM |

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

July 2013 PBTSAC Meeting Packet


1. July Agenda

2. Draft - May Minutes

3. Response to Bicycle Issues - Steve Friedman

4. Pedestrian Crash Data - MCPD

Pedestrian Crash Data - MCPD

5. MCPD Summary Fatals July 2013

6. FY10-14 Pedestrian Safety Initiative Budget - Council Approved

7. FY 14 Funding for Pedestrian Safety Education

8. Pedestrian Safety Non-Initiative Improvements - FY 13 Summary

Pedestrian Safety Budget Spreadsheet

9. Purple Line Presentation

10. Street Lights Presentation

Council Request for Program Overview:


William Donald Shaefer "Helping People Award" - Erwin Mack
Story by Taashi Rowe

Helping People Award



Meetings start promptly at 7:00pm.

Meeting Location:
Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

Enter through the Terrace Level Doors as the Lobby entrance by the circle are locked. View Map

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POSTED: 1:27:00 PM |

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May 2013 PBTSAC Meeting Packet


1. May Agenda

2. DraftMarch Minutes

3. District of Columbia Pedestrian Master Plan

4. Del Al Carr - Street Light Polices in Montgomery County Letter

5.  Pedestrian Citation Summary

6.  New Capital Project Manager selected for MCDOT's Bikeway Program

The Division of Transportation Engineering has announced the promotion of Ms. Patricia Shepherd, to the position of Capital Project Manager for the Division's Bikeway Program.

Before coming to the County, Ms. Shepherd spent six years with the City of Rockville as an Urban Design Planner.  She joined the County in 1989 as a Project Manager with the Department of Housing and Community Development.  She spent 18 years with DHCA before accepting a position as a Senior Program Specialist with the Division of Transportation Engineering, where she has worked for the past five and a half years.  For the past year she has been filling in as the Bikeway Program Manager since that position became vacant.  For more information on the Bikeway Program Visit the Division of Transportation Engineering's bikeways website.


Meetings start promptly at 7:00pm.

Meeting Location:
Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

Enter through the Terrace Level Doors as the Lobby entrance by the circle are locked.  View Map 


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POSTED: 1:30:00 PM |

Thursday, September 06, 2012

September 2012 PBTSAC Meeting Packet

1. September Agenda

2. July Minutes - DRAFT

3. Montgomery County Bicycling Crash Data Analysis

Article: Montgomery to look at safety, education initiatives in preparation for bikesharing


*Map of EOB Location & Parking*

*For a current contact list of the PBTSAC member Email Us

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POSTED: 2:00:00 PM |

Thursday, July 05, 2012

July 2012 PBTSAC Meeting Packet

1. July Rolling Draft Agenda

2. May Minutes - DRAFT


3. 2011 Bicycle Collisions Annual Report - MCPD


4. Ped Safety - County Stat Memo & Presentation May 2012

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POSTED: 2:35:00 PM |

Thursday, January 05, 2012

January 2012 PBTSAC Meeting Packet

1. January Agenda

2. November Meeting Minutes

3. Council Bill 37-11 - School Bus Cameras


4. Piney Branch Summary Report (3 pages)

5. Silver Spring Library Pedestrian Impact Statement Report (34 pages)

7. Council Advisory for November 28, 2011-School Bus Cameras

8. East Silver Spring - Pedestrian Safety Survey (see below)

9. Current Bicycle Laws

Larger size map is available by clicking on below screenshot

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POSTED: 2:15:00 PM |

Thursday, September 08, 2011

September 2011 PTSAC Meeting Packet

4. CountyStat - Friday, August 26, 2011
5. Dangerous By Design 2011 - Transportation for America
The Washington Post: Protect, don't Prosecute, Pedestrians
by David Goldberg, 8/4/11
Gazette/Rockville/Aspen Hill: Police to Crack Down on Jaywalkers
by Erin Cunningham, 8/31/11
The Washington Post: Montgomery Police Boosting Pedestrian Safety Strategy
By Victor Zapana, 9/4/11
The Voice: Two Wheels Rule!
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POSTED: 2:11:00 PM |

Thursday, March 03, 2011

March 2011 PTSAC Meeting Packet

1. March Agenda

2. January Meeting Minutes *DRAFT*

3. Gazette Article on January 6 PTSAC/WMCCAB Meeting

4. Roadway Solicitation Task Force Report - Panhandling

5. Pedestrian Signals

6. Priorities for Unfunded State Transportation Projects

7. Virginia and Chevy Chase Pedestrian Problem (below)

Interfering with Traffic Video
Jay Mallin, who really should put together an entry for the Bicycle Film Festival, has made the following film about pedestrians and the dangers designed into the system for them, that is equally applicable to cyclists.

Interfering with Traffic from Jay Mallin on Vimeo.

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POSTED: 1:44:00 PM |

Thursday, January 06, 2011

January 2011 PTSAC Meeting Packet

This was a joint meeting with the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, held at:

Bethesda Chevy-Chase Regional Service Center (B-CC RSC)
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, Maryland 20814


2. November Meeting Minutes

3. 2011 CE Annual Meeting Memo



5. CECC 692-11 - CECC Response - WMCCAB

6. Western Montgomery CAB Pedestrian Letter

7. BAS Recommendation Ride Along

1. January Agenda
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POSTED: 1:41:00 PM |

Thursday, July 01, 2010

July 2010 PTSAC Meeting Packet

1. July 1, 2010 Agenda as of 6/29/2010 2:38pm
4. Speed Humps Sub-committee - John Britton, Chair
- MC Fire & Rescue Commission - Report - (3mb pdf file)
The effects of speed humps and traffic circles on responding fire-rescue appartus in Montgomery County
- Speed Humps Discussion Points
- Speed Humps Recommendations

5. Sidewalks Sub-committee - Ramin Assa, Chair
6. Articles:
- ITE Journal - 12/09 - New Traffic Calming Device of Choice
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POSTED: 1:30:00 PM |

Thursday, March 04, 2010

March 2010 PTSAC Meeting Packet

March 4, 2010 Agenda

1. Committee Business:
- Review January 7, 2010 Minutes – Approval/Changes
- Introduction of New Staff:
Margie Boumel (SRTS) & Will Haynes (Engineer – HIAs)
- Report on Piney Branch Safety Promotion Teams

2. Subcommittee Reports, Updates, and Recommendations:
- Innovative Pedestrian Signal Engineering (Alan Migdall)
* Alan Migdall Summary
- Speed Humps (John Britton)
- Sidewalks (Alyce Ortuzar)
- Bicycle Access and Safety (Peter Moe/Steve Friedman)
Recommendation Letter
* Letter to Bronrott - Req Legislative Actions for Bicycle Safety
Bicycle Accommodation at Medical Center
* Recommendations to Council- Bicycle Accommodation Addendum

3. Landscaping in the Public Rights-of-Way
- Report on Recommendations (Sarah Navid/Dan McHugh w/DEP)
* Foliage Obstructing Public Sidewalks
* Allowable Greenspace Plantings

4. Snow Report (Art Holmes)
- Statistics -
* Definition of County Policy for Snow Removal from Sidewalks
* Code 49-24A Removal of Snow and Ice

5. Council Bill 3-10 – Modifying Hearing Requirement for Sidewalks
- Letter to Council/Follow-up with Council (Richard Romer)
* Bill 3-10; Mack Letter to Floreen

6. Meeting with County Executive – March 8, 7:00 pm
- Who will attend?
- What will we talk about?

7. New Business/Committee Comments:
- New Business:
New Pedestrian Fence at University Blvd.
McArthur Blvd. Bike Incident
Meeting with PEPCO – utility poles/sidewalks
StreetSmart March 23 Kickoff
Blue Ribbon Report

- Next Scheduled Meeting Date: May 6, 2010

8. Adjourn

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