GIS Data Driven Approach to Bicycle Planning in Montgomery County, Maryland
Authors: Russell Provost
Montgomery County Planning Department is currently undertaking an update to its Bicycle Master Plan. The plan will focus on developing a high-quality / low-stress bicycle network, bringing bicycle recommendations in line with industry best practices, and consolidating all bicycle recommendations into a single plan for the first time since 1978. The plan uses a GIS centric approach to assess the existing/proposed bicycle network, solicit feedback, quantify metrics, and prioritize improvements.