Montgomery County is proposing a series of improvements along Goldsboro Road to make it more friendly to bicycles and pedestrians.

The county next month is holding a public hearing to present plans that call for dedicated bike lanes and a shared-use path along a one-mile segment of the road between MacArthur Boulevard and River Road.

The project would include:

  • Two 11-foot travel lanes for the mile-long segment
  • Sidewalks
  • A dedicated, five-foot-wide bike lane in each direction.
  • At the intersection of Goldsboro Road and MacArthur Boulevard, a four-foot bikeable shoulder and eight-foot wide shared use path along the east side of the circle.
  • Replacement of the existing pedestrian bridge over Minnehaha Branch, on the south side of Goldsboro Road near Wedgewood Road.
  • The public has the chance to weigh in on the project through March 23 by emailing John.Thomas@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Here are the details of the public hearing:

When: March 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Walt Whitman High School Cafeteria, 7100 Whittier Boulevard, Bethesda.