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A protected bike lane will pop up in downtown Bethesda on Bike to Work Day

8 blocks of low-stress biking

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Downtown Bethesda’s giving new bike commuters an extra incentive to hit the road on two wheels for Bike to Work day this Friday. Early that morning, Montgomery County will set up cones to create a pop-up protected bike lane on Woodmont Avenue, Washington Area Bicycle Association reports. Cones and barrels will separate cars from bike commuters.

The eight-block bike lane is the brainchild of Bethesda BIKE Now Coalition, and it begins at the traffic circle at Cheltenham Drive and stretches toward the Capital Crescent Trail. The lane is open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. for both morning and evening bike commuters.

Montgomery County is also considering constructing a permanent protected bike lane on Woodmont Avenue.

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