Public Hybrid Meeting on the East Silver Spring Neighborhood Greenway Project to be Held on Wednesday, May 31

by Patrick Herron

Per MCDOT: On Wednesday, May 31, starting at 7 p.m., the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold a hybrid meeting to discuss and identify permanent treatments of the East Silver Spring Neighborhood Greenway project.  The public will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments.

MCDOT will begin a design project to look at potential neighborhood greenway treatments to slow cars and reduce the amount of traffic on Cedar Street between Wayne Avenue and Bonifant Street, Bonifant Streetbetween Cedar Street and Grove Street, Houston Street between Cedar Street and Thayer Avenue, and Woodbury Drive between Sligo Avenue and Philadelphia Avenue. It will also consider how to make pilot treatments installed in 2021 on Grove Street between Bonifant Street and Sligo Avenue permanent. The project will also look at a bicyclist and pedestrian connection along Sligo Avenue between Grove Street and Woodbury Drive and a safe, high-visibility crossing of Sligo Avenue in that stretch.

This project is an expansion of the Grove Street Neighborhood Greenway Pilot that was implemented in 2021. The Grove Street Neighborhood Greenway Pilot was a project to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety on Grove Street on the edge of downtown Silver Spring by trying out treatments using interim materials. The project stretched along Grove Street from Sligo Avenue in the south to Bonifant Street in the north. The pilot treatments are still in place as of Spring 2023, but the project has now been expanded and is called the East Silver Spring Neighborhood Greenway.

A Neighborhood Greenway is a street where the safe movement of bicyclists and pedestrians is prioritized, and the fast, through movement of vehicles is minimized. Tools can include speed treatments such as speed humps and diversionary treatments. Grove Street is identified as a future neighborhood greenway in the County’s adopted Bicycle Master Plan. This project is a pilot project, meaning that treatments will use temporary materials that can be modified or removed.

Online registration is required to attend virtually. Registration is not required for those attending in-person. This meeting will be accessible both in-person and virtually. The in-person meeting will be held at the East Silver Spring Elementary School at 631 Silver Spring Avenue in Silver Spring. and  The virtual meeting link along with Zoom connection instructions will be emailed to participants when they register online. Questions and comments will become a matter of public record.

The public is encouraged to review the project files posted on the project website prior to attending the meeting at Meeting materials will be posted by 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Feedback and questions may be submitted to the Project Manager, Matt Johnson by email at or by phone at 240-777-7237.

The meeting presentation will be recorded and posted on the project webpage within a few days of the meeting.

Interpreter services will be provided upon request with five business days advance notice by contacting Matt Johnson.

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