Bethesda Bikeway and Pedestrian Facilities (P500119)

  • Category: Transportation
  • Sub Category: Pedestrian Facilities/Bikeways
  • Administering Agency: Transportation (AAGE30)
  • Planning Area: Bethesda-Chevy Chase
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: Yes
  • Relocation Impact : None
  • Status: Ongoing





This project provides bikeway network improvements and pedestrian intersection improvements as specified in the Bethesda Central Business District (CBD) Sector Plan to complete the requirements of Stage I development.


Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda MD

Estimated Schedule

The development of the Bethesda Lot 31 Parking Garage (CIP #500932) is expected to be complete in Winter 2014 (FY15). The design and construction for the remaining projects (Bethesda Avenue, 47th Street, and Willow Lane bike facilities) is expected to be complete in FY15.


The Bethesda CBD has little net remaining capacity for employment under the current Stage I development restrictions. It is desirable to get the Bethesda CBD into Stage II development to increase employment capacity. The Bethesda CBD Sector Plan of 1994 recommends that certain bikeway and pedestrian improvements be implemented (see Table 5.2 of the Sector Plan) to allow the area to go to Stage II development. Bethesda Central Business District Sector Plan, July 1994.


The scope of work was planned and coordinated with local communities, property owners, and the Bethesda Urban Partnership before cost estimates for final design and construction were developed. Costs could be further refined and amended once feasibility is determined during the design process.


A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.


Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Montgomery Bicycle Action Group, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Maryland State Highway Administration, Bethesda CBD Streetscape (CIP #501102), Trails: Hard Surface Design and Construction (CIP #768673), Resurfacing Park Roads - Bridges , Maryland Transit Administration, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority