Is there anyone that believes that Georgia Ave should not be made safer, more walkable, bikeable, greener, and more beautiful? If so, we have not met them.
Friends of Forest Glen and Montgomery Hills have spent months talking to residents, businesses, individuals, civic associations, schools, churches, and local organizations. While their reasons for support varies, their support is unanimous. Almost without exception, they have been LOUD and CLEAR: #FixGeorgiaAve.
Residents want a roadway that doesn’t divide the neighborhoods, is safe to drive or walk, and is more attractive. Public and private schools within the study area say that the road is dangerous to students and they support the road improvements. Local businesses struggle to gain resident customers because the volume of commuter traffic obstructs them from walking or biking. Businesses in downtown Silver Spring certainly want a better gateway to the business district. Even commuters would like to see a more safe and functional road to their home.
United we stand in support of a safer and improved Georgia Ave. SHA has the right plan, the State and County just need the will to find and allocate the necessary funding.
Below are our supporters. Want to add your name to the list? Email us at FixGeorgiaAve@gmail.com or sign our petition at: http://chng.it/K7BhnrXFxM.
Denizens Brewing Company
Edge Commercial Real Estate
Ghar E Kebeb
La Casa del Monfongo restaurant
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Silver Branch Brewery
Sniders Super Foods
Forest Estates Community Association
Linden Civic Association
North Woodside Civic Association
Woodside Civic Association
Woodside Forest Civic Association
Woodside Park Civic Association
1,142 and counting have added their name
Friends of Forest Glen and Montgomery Hills
League of Women Voters of Montgomery County
Montgomery Housing Partnership
Sierra Club MD
Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board
Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)
Maryland State Elected Officials
Senator Jeff Waldstreicher (District 18)
Delegate Jared Solomon (District 18)
Delegate Al Carr (District 18)
Delegate Emily Shetty (District 18)
Senator Will Smith (District 20)
Delegate Lorig Charkoudian (District 20)
Delegate David Moon (District 20)
Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins (District 20)
County Elected Officials
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich
Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro
District 5 Councilmember Tom Hucker
At-Large Councilmember Hans Riemer
At-Large Councilmember Evan Glass
At-Large Councilmember Gabe Albornoz