Upton Drive Neighborhood Greenway

The Upton Drive Neighborhood Greenway project aims to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety on Upton Drive near the Wheaton Mall. The project limit is from East Avenue to the Crossway Montessori School.

Neighborhood Greenways are streets with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds, designed and designated to give walking and bicycling priority. Upton Drive was designated a Neighborhood Greenway by the 2018 Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan . Neighborhood Greenways use signs, pavement markings, and speed and volume management measures to calm traffic and discourage through trips by motor vehicles to create safe, convenient use of streets by pedestrians and cyclists. Design elements can include traffic diverters at key intersections, traffic circles or mini-roundabouts, traffic calming, shared lane markings, crossing improvements, and wayfinding signage to guide bicyclists along the route and to key destinations among other things. More information about the difference types of improvements can be found here .

upton drive picture showing a house sidewalk and parked cars

To better serve the needs of the community, MCDOT seeks public input throughout the project. MCDOT is conducting a community  survey to identify concerns around traffic safety, preferences for pedestrian and bicycle travel, and potential improvements. Results will be used to guide the direction of this study.

Your participation before September 6, 2022 is appreciated.

Coming Soon!

Angel Cheng, Project Engineer
MCDOT Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor SE
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 240-777-7274
Email:  angel.cheng@montgomerycountymd.gov