Thousands of bicyclists are injured every year in the USA. The Maryland Department of Transportation Bikeways Program has been putting in efforts to lower this statistic. Montgomery County was just awarded a grant of $269,834 to fund a set of four Bethesda bike-share locations.
— Kyle Simerly (@ksimerly) August 13, 2017
The MTA has made many changes in Bethesda and surrounding areas over the years. The organization just gave two other grants to build bike share stations and routes in Wheaton and White Flint and Twinbrook.
The grant awarded to Bethesda will be put toward the final designing, purchase and installation of stations, and the connector between these stations with those in White and Flintbrook.
The four stations being installed will be located along the Bethesda Trolley Trail. It will make it easy for commuters to gain access to affordable bike systems. The stations are also strategically placed to make it convenient for individuals to pick-up and drop-off the bikes.
These are huge steps in bicycle safety. Be on the look out for these stations’ installations and see how they can benefit you!