Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I think that I would love being a retired person who just sites around, hangs out, and writes about trying to set the world straight on my blog. Being on spring break and I'm on my third blog post of the day. And I don't even know if more than a few friends have read my blog.
I have looked at both the Montgomery County BRAC site and the Navy NNMC BRAC site
and can find almost nothing to suggest that anyone has even seriously
considered the benefits of increased bicycle facilities.
I contacted the BRAC email to inquire about what planning or lack there of have been done for bicycles with regards to the increase of 2500 workers and potentially 500,000 patients. Being the simpleton I am, I tend to think that some people taking bicycles could help improve the traffic situation for everybody while also lower health care costs through increased fitness. I got a response from Mr. Jeff Miller, to whom then responded. Ms. Juvonnie Kinchen-Schneider, the BRAC PAO, then contacted me.
You can see the email chain here , but not the reponse from Ms. Kinchen-Schneider since she labeled it For Official Use Only and possible protected from disclosure under the FOIA. I have an email drafted to ask her permission to release it, but am waiting a day to send it in case I am being too hasty and imprudent.
There is a meeting of the State Highway Administration on 2 April at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School from 1730-1930 regarding the proposed changes to intersections.
Posted by Harry Buckles at 1:27 PM