The planning area begins near Richard Montgomery High School and extends south just past Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville Pike in the next 20 years turned into a ‘‘grand boulevard,” designed to encourage use by pedestrians, bicyclists and public transit.
Sketches of the vision of the Pike include service roads that run parallel to the main street and serve buses, bicyclists and pedestrians, separated by a line of trees. The drawings showed wider sidewalks along street fronts, a bike lane in the street and parallel parking.
‘‘If developed, the idea is to have a concept that works, that’s great for pedestrians, works really well for transit and cars,” Levy said. ‘‘If we do it right, transit will be a viable option and pedestrian and bikes are viable options.”
During the workshop, community members, facilitated by city planning staff, sketched their ideas for the city’s portion of the Pike. The sketches included more mixed-use development along the Pike, more density near the Rockville and Twinbrook Metro stations, additional roads and pedestrian and bike paths.
Oh and there's a meeting on this tonight
Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-July on a new interchange for Rockville Pike and the relocated Randolph Road in Montgomery County. If work goes as scheduled, it should be done by fall 2010.
Maryland State Highway Administration representatives will discuss the impact of the construction at a meeting from 6 to 8 o'clock tonight in the Montrose Christian School cafeteria, 5100 Randolph Road, Rockville.
The new interchange will tie into the new Montrose Parkway, which Montgomery County is building just to the west. The project includes construction of a hiker-biker trail connecting existing trails.