Land Use and Transportation

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Who We Are

The Land Use and Transportation Committee has a rich history of studies and public policy positions that support comprehensive long-range planning for Montgomery County and the Washington Metropolitan area that concern growth management, zoning, historic preservation, green infrastructure, and all forms of transportation.

What We Do

We closely monitor the construction progress of the Purple Line and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Route 29 and have strongly advocated for both.  With the implementation of the new Subdivision Staging Policy, it’s important to stay current with proposals within the plan so we may better advocate for or against changes. 

What We’re Keeping an Eye On

A large focus this year is on the possible expansion of I-495 and I-270. LWVMC and LWVMD have advocated against this expansion for environmental and traffic management reasons. Other possible transit solutions to congestion should be considered. Unfortunately, pedestrian and bicycle safety have been two other issues that have drawn our increasing attention with the multiple collisions and deaths on our roads. The new Pedestrian Shortcut Map https://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/transportation/pedestrian-planning/pedestrian-master-plan/pedestrian-shortcut-map/ would like to add your favorite shortcuts to its map. These informal connections may be used to enhance our new Pedestrian Master Plan. We hope to see the new Pedestrian Master Plan completed this year so that safer pedestrian elements can be incorporated into every new plan of the county. 

Contact:  Bee Ditzler, landuse.transpo@lwvmocomd.org for meeting place and time.