Tuesday, September 15, 2009
On Wednesday, September 23, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett held a town hall meeting in Bethesda at Thomas W. Pyle Middle School. At the meeting, he discussed a number of transportation initiatives, including:
- The construction of a new sidewalk along Fernwood Road, between Democracy Boulevard and Greentree Road. Pedestrian safety is also being improved with traffic calming features and redesigned bus stops.
- An increase by the County Council of parking rates in the Bethesda Parking Lot District, effective last July. Short term spaces now cost $1 an hour, and long term spaces cost 65 cents an hour.
- MCDOT is conducting a 90-day test, at the request of local businesses, of changes in the number of short versus long term spaces in the Bethesda-Elm Street Garage.
- Identification of High Incidence Areas for pedestrian collisions on Wisconsin Avenue from Montgomery Avenue to Leland Street and on Rockville Pike from Halpine Road to Hubbard Drive. Audits were conducted and discussions are underway to determine appropriate County or State measures.
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