Bike Montco

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Montgomery County is creating a new bicycle mobility plan, Bike Montco, which will enhance the county’s efforts to advance bike and pedestrian mobility. The new plan, which will be developed using a Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), will include design improvements and key policies for bicycle safety. Bike Montco will fully address the current bicycle needs of the county by examining existing conditions and will also look at bicycling destinations and preferred routes and the countywide bicycle network utilizing state, county, and local roads, and trails. 

The plan will focus on four specific types of bicycling opportunities—safe bicycle routes to parks and trails, bicycle mobility in towns, biking to transit, and biking near colleges and high schools. Design recommendations will address bicycle lanes, trail standards, bike friendly roadway design, bicycle storage facilities/destination amenities, bicycle signage, and street crossing design. Bike Montco will achieve a major goal of the county’s new comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision. That goal is to improve bicycle access to provide more transportation choices, improve health, and create better community connections to make the county more appealing for young workers, and to improve the environment by reducing vehicle miles traveled. 

public participation

MCPC invited the public to provide input as part of the creation of Bike Montco. Over 2,000 people completed our survey, and we received hundreds of comments on our user-friendly online map.The survey and map offered opportunities for the public to tell us their biking habits, where they like to bike in the county, obstacles or barriers that prevent them from riding safely, and their opinion on how to make biking safer and which routes they would like to see improved.   

Public Workshops

MCPC offered two public workshops as part of the development of Bike Montco. The workshops, which took place on May 23, 2017 in Skippack and May 24, 2017 in Upper Dublin, gave participants an opportunity to share their experiences of biking in Montgomery County and to suggest opportunities for improvement. The workshop featured an online map, interactive posters, a survey, and a comment area.  

For questions on Bike Montco, contact Henry Stroud, AICP, Trail Program Manager, at 610-278-3746.