The Montgomery County Council is listening to testimony on Monday over a controversial “automobile eating regimen” realignment of a busy Bethesda street. It’s a plan that’s sparked annoyance, outrage, and even authorized motion.

At difficulty: Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda. 

Final 12 months, Montgomery Parks closed two of the parkway’s 4 lanes and needs to completely dedicate these lanes to pedestrians and cyclists. The transfer comes regardless of robust native opposition to creating the adjustments everlasting. 

Council examines way forward for Little Falls Parkway ‘automobile eating regimen’ plan

Neighbors inform FOX 5 the adjustments have made the street each congested and harmful.

“The adjustments that we have now been enduring for the previous 12 months and a half have truly made the street extra harmful for bicyclists and pedestrians as a result of they’re crossing two lanes of visitors on the Capital Crescent Path Crossing at one time,” mentioned Carl Becker, a Little Falls Parkway neighbor.

Earlier this 12 months, the close by Kenwood Residents Affiliation, which borders the street, filed a lawsuit towards the proposed street eating regimen in Little Falls Parkway. Councilmember and Parks Committee Chair Andrew Friedson says the county continues to be contemplating choices.

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