Maryland Blogger: City of Gaithersburg Public Hearings on Monday, March 2. 2020

City of Gaithersburg Public Hearings on Monday, March 2. 2020

City of Gaithersburg Public Hearings on Monday, March 2. 2020


On Monday, March 2, the Mayor & City Council will hold a Public Hearing on proposed ordinance changes to Chapter 19 of the City Code that would update definitions and accommodations for e-bikes and e-scooters on City roadways and sidewalks. Also on the March 2 agenda is a Joint Public Hearing with the Planning Commission for the Schematic Development Plan for a 9.5-acre park located at 10901 Darnestown Road, the site of the former Consumer Product Safety Commission. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Testimony for both hearings can be made at the meeting or via e-mail to Agenda will be available here.


This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.


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Comment balloon 12 commentsRoy Kelley • February 27 2020 03:05PM


Good morning, Roy Kelley bikes and scooters don't belong on sidewalks .... people walk on sidewalks....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 3 months ago

Good morning Roy. e-scooters and e-bikes need more attention. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 3 months ago

Hello Roy - I imagine that the reality of "e"transportation wasn't even a far-off fantasy when most communities formed their original codes.  It makes you wonder about common sense but as we know, things continue to change and evolve.  Even common sense.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 3 months ago

It sounds like they will always have plenty to discuss and approve of and hopefully, they always make decisions that are in the best interest of the public.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 3 months ago

Good information to share Roy Kelley     Unless it is big most people don't show up. 

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 3 months ago

This is such an interesting topic. We have quite a few of these small motorized vehicles on the sidewalks and roadways...a good meeting to attend.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) 3 months ago

They have a problem with this in Portland which is bike and sedgeway friendly. Trying to keep pedestrians safe is always an issue. People can rent sedgeways now and apparently are sharing the sidewalks. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 3 months ago

Roy, this is valuable information.  More homeowners should participate in these since it affects all residents!!

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Houwzer LLC) 3 months ago


Great information, and great discussion will come of this.  I am in the camp of those who don't want to have to worry about scooters on the sidewalk, especially when walking. Some folks here use the bike lanes, but I have a feeling it is going to annoy the bike set.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 3 months ago

Hello Roy,  We have our City counsel meeting on Mondays night but afraid more people will not be leaving their homes for awhile.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 3 months ago

E-Bikes and Scooters are becoming quite popular here in Sacramento too.  And, roads are being re-designed to better accomodate them.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 3 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago