Cool Commute Contest Submissions
Cool Commute Photo Submissions

Congrats to ‘Cool Commute’ Winners
Thanks to everyone who submitted photos for the BTS Cool Commute Contest!

Contest judges chose 6 winners, but it wasn’t easy. All the entries showed creativity and reminded us how visually rich this community can be. Three additional entries will receive Honorable Mention e-gift cards.

A number of participants said the contest encouraged them to see Bethesda through new eyes. Recent installations of outdoor public art proved particularly photogenic. Snapping some cool photos “was a good incentive … to pay some more attention to my surroundings (even on a cold, drizzly February day),” car-free commuter Alexandra Hay told BTS in an email. The new lighting sculpture at 7373 Wisconsin Avenue (Avocet Tower) especially captured her attention.

Cool Commute Contest winners received e-gift cards for $50, $75 or $100. Three Honorable Mention winners received $25 e-gift cards. 
Bike to Work Day DC
Bike to Work Day Registration Opens
Grab your calendar and reserve the morning of May 20 for Bike to Work Day!

Registration is now open. Why register? If you’re among the first 15,000 to register (and then attend one of the regional “pit stop” events), you’ll get a free T-shirt and be eligible to win whatever other prizes that pit stop’s organizers have to offer.
Downtown Bethesda’s pit stop will be at the intersection of Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Regional pit stops have different times, so check the region-wide Bike to Work Day event online list for those locations and schedules.

Want to share your two-wheeled passion with fellow cyclists? Join a Bike to Work Day convoy or find a ride buddy.

Of course, going solo and enjoying a quiet commute is fine, too. Either way, Bike to Work Day is a great way to start your morning.

Learn more at:

April Is Earth Month
Earth Day is April 22, join BTS in planning now!

Earth Day is April 22, but BTS likes to extend it out to an entire month. We invite you to join us in planning how you can show your love for the planet.

Transportation accounted for 29% of global greenhouse gas emissions as of 2019, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — the highest percentage of all economic sectors. That sobering stat shows that our mobility choices really do impact climate change.

But you can help:

» Contact Allison at BTS ( now if you would like us to set up a table in or outside your building during Earth Month in April.

» Check out the infographic for ideas on “What can I do?” on the County's Climate Action website.

» Follow Montgomery County’s Climate updates on social media- and Spread the Word! #MCClimateAction

Another resource: Montgomery County’s FY22 Climate Work Plan devoted significant attention to transportation actions (see pages 10–24), in addition to focusing on clean energy, buildings, carbon sequestration, climate adaptation and related issues.

And the County is piloting an electric vehicle purchasing coop to help residents buy their first EV. (If you want to make an even bigger Earth Month splash, you could carpool a few friends in your new EV over to one of Montgomery County Parks’ stream & park cleanups!)

New Crossing for MD 355 in Bethesda

Montgomery County announced the completion of the MD 355 Crossing project on in Bethesda. The long-planned project managed by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) enhances capacity and access to the Medical Center Metro station and improves pedestrian and bicycle safety between the west and east sides of MD 355/Rockville Pike at the NIH and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Details about the crossing can be found at

Circulator Stop Removed Due to Construction

Effective February 26, 2022, the Circulator stop at Old Georgetown Road and Glenbrook will be removed due to construction in that area. Riders may use the stops at Old Georgetown Road between Cordell & Del Ray Avenues or on Battery Lane, near the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad.
See the revised Circulator map here. See details about the Circualtor on our website. |  (301) 656-0868
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