Transit Alternatives to Mid-County Highway Extended

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McDOT Watch – Replacing Homes & Green Space with a 6-Lane Highway

Question: What and Who will be the first casualty if McDOT is allowed to extend the existing Mid-County Highway across Montgomery Village Avenue?  Standing in the median strip of Mid-County Highway (M-83) looking north. Extending M-83 would cross the intersection of Montgomery Village Ave and lie between Christopher Ct (on L) and Normandi II (on R). Answer: 68 parking spaces for Christopher Court Condominiums Corp; and the entire western green space of Normandie II on the Lake Condominiums.  Standing in the parking lot of Christopher Ct and looking at Normandi

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A new look at Alternative 1

Scenic Brink Road bordering eastern part of the county’s  Agricultural Reserve; planned route for Alt. 4 of M-83 Extended. M-83 Extended is an outdated road plan.  If built, it will destroy the neighborhoods, woodlands and wetlands along its route.  Multiple transportation options are outlined for development in Option 1, incorrectly named “No Build”.  Alternative 1 includes expanding public transit, improvements to existing roads, and lane changes.  Check it out on the county’s website. Join Us

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McDOT Watch – Re-Routing M-83 thru Goshen/Brink Rds.

MCDOT is planning to reroute the M-83, a four- to six-lane mega-highway, through Goshen, Wightman and Brink roads.  This M-83 mega-highway will destroy our community. Highways are built to take the traffic out of communities, but this mega-highway will bring traffic into our community, eventually destroying our area.Our areas in Goshen are rich in history. It took six years of work by the Goshen Historical Preservation Society and the Greater Goshen Civic Association to have the Montgomery County Council recognize [some of these] houses as

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Voices of TAME: Sierra Club of Montgomery County

Sierra Club of Montgomery County has joined the TAME Coalition in support of replacing planned alignments for M-83 with multiple, less invasive, and viable transportation options along the eastern corridor of Germantown and Gaithersburg. Sierra Club believes that the wrong place to develop any road is through pristine forests and wetlands.  Alternative transit options need to be carried out for Maryland’s near future and long-term vision.  The County’s plans for bus rapid transit and the State’s plans for improved MARC service would move more people for less money

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Voices of TAME: Maryland Native Plant Society

An important part of our mission is to protect and conserve native habitats. We work with organizations like TAME Coalition to petition state and local governments to stop or restrict development around sensitive areas.  The Dayspring Creek valley in North Germantown-Greenway Park and the Great Seneca Creek valley in Seneca Creek Park are classified as high bio-diverse areas.  Extending M-83 would destroy these two acclaimed eco-systems. Join Us

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2012 – A Year to Redirect M-83

Starting on February 13th, Montgomery County’s T&E Committee (Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment) will begin tackling the Capital Improvements Programs for transportation.  Mid-County Highway Extended (M-83) is targeted for discussion; opening questions as to whether it is a viable transportation budget item, or if funds should be transferred to more important projects in the county. Most meetings are open to the public, and TAME encourages all to attend.  Check out the T&E Committee Agendas on: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/council/pdf/agenda/cm/current_com_agn.pdf Join Us

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Voices of TAME: Dayspring Earth Ministry

Simple Gifts East Cottage For over 40 years now, we at Dayspring have been opposed to M-83, written letters, testified at hearings, participated on task forces, invited civic leaders to come to Dayspring and see this quiet sacred green space, which is a cultural and spiritual resource for people of many world religions. Simple Gifts West CottageLinking Faith and Ecology Though in earlier years we have thought that M-83 should be built somewhere else, in somebody else’s “back yard,” in more recent years we’ve realized that

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Voices of TAME: Action Committee For Transit (ACT)

We endorse the removal of M-83 from the corridor study. BRT requires a series of stations surrounded by dense development, and M-83 is not being promoted as a development corridor. The BRT study should not be used as an excuse for wasteful spending on automobile infrastructure at a time when transit needs to be the spending priority.Join Us

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M-83 Madd Jingle #3

Extending Mid-County Highway is a financial waste, and any plans for it should be erased!~MaddyJoin Us

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CCT is Ready to Go

The Upcounty community must join together to ask our state elected officials to support the CCT. The important thing to remember about the CCT is that it is needed now, it is ready to go. Dating back to the 1964 General Plan for Montgomery County, the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) is the Red-Line Extension that links the Shady Grove Metro Station to Clarksburg, with an ultimate extension to Frederick. It is part of the nearly completed I-270/US15 Corridor Study that includes the widening of I-270. 

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