The Capitol Crescent Trail is heavily used by bicycles, joggers, and pedestrians. Little Falls Parkway is heavily used by automobiles. M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks is studying the intersection in an effort to improve safety. Alternatives under consideration were presented to the public at Somerset Elementary School on June 13. The presentation by M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks on June 13 is attached – see the link below.
Capitol Crescent Trail – Little Falls Parkway – Alternatives Under Study
Given the amount of auto traffic utilizing Little Falls Parkway the solution to this problem can have a substantial negative impact on neighborhood streets in the event that Little Falls Parkway traffic is severely constricted. The solution to the safety problem must provide both for traffic flow and for the safety of the Capitol Crescent Trail users.
Click on the link below to get to a number of plans of interest regarding the redevelopment of Westwood I.
The Capital Crescent Trail crossing at Little Falls Parkway has long been dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists. M-NCPPC will be presenting alternative designs to help alleviate this problem 7:00 p.m., June 13, at Somerset ES. See the link below for the flyer providing further details:
PUBLIC MEETING: design alternatives for the Capital Crescent Trail at Little Falls Parkway
Additionally, there is a link within the flyer providing a visual overhead of the site plus a list of seven alternatives being considered as remedies. That link is:
The link below provides brief biographies of each of the nine candidates for County Council for our District 1, replacing Roger Berliner.
DISTRICT 1 COUNCILMEMBER CANDIDATE BIOGRAPHIES
The draft Master Bicycle Plan status was discussed briefly at the February 21 CCCFH
meeting. Work sessions that were to occur with planners will not, and the plan is being
sent to the Council virtually as is. Julie Davis of Somerset House reports on this – see link below:
Master Bicycle Plan – to Co Council
The MoCo Department of Parks and Planning’s budget is consumed by large land acquisition and park restoration projects which leave few funds available for small park projects. For example, the renovation of Williard Park has been in the queue for 23 years. On February 7, CCCFH Chair Harold Pfohl testified in support of a “Park Refresher” Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) which would provide a dedicated fund and line item for smaller projects. The link to the testimony is below.
TESTIMONY 02 07 2018 Park Refresher CIP No. P871902