August 14, 2018 – Capital Crescent Trail – CCCFH Letter to Andrew Tsai, Project Mgr. at Montgomery Parks
In the CCCFH July meeting we received a presentation from Andrew Tsai. Mr. Tsai is the Project Manager for the Capital Crescent Trail study of alternatives for improving safety at the Trail crossing of Little Falls Parkway. Discussion following the presentation favored one alternative, the relocation of the crossing to the traffic signal at Arlington Road. However, no motion was made at the meeting to take a position on this in writing to Montgomery Parks.
In discussion with the CCCFH Executive Committee, recognizing that there would be no CCCFH meeting in August, and that it was timely to state our position, the Executive Committee agreed to release the attached letter to Mr. Tsai, stating our preferred alternative. Please refer to the letter through the link below.
June 21, 2018 – Capitol Crescent Trail – Little Falls Parkway Intersection – Alternatives under Study
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.
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.