This brief, two-question survey focuses on community support for the installation of two trial islands on Fenway Road by the County's Department of Transportation (DOT). Here are a few facts to review before completing this survey.  

Trial islands' duration and location details:
  • The trial islands would be temporary (three months.)
  • The trial islands would be placed on Fenway Road between Still Spring Court and 8305 Fenway Road.  This placement has already been approved by all of the residents who have direct residential frontage there.
  • At this location last year, the southbound average operating speed was "excessive" according to the DOT's weeklong study and formula.
Trial islands' dimensions and characteristics:
  • There would be two trial islands; each one would be ~40 feet long.
  • The trial islands would be comprised of eight flex-posts (four flex-posts on each of the two trial islands.)
  • The flex-posts would be three to four feet high.
  • Islands are a type of "horizontal shift" or "roadway narrowing" traffic calming measure. They would narrow the road at two places by around five feet (~3.5-foot shoulder plus ~1.5-foot island.)  With these types of islands, pedestrians would always have the sides of the road to walk on; they would never be forced into the middle of the road.
DOT's and CSCA Board's process:
  • During the three-month trial period, the DOT would conduct a speed study at the trial islands' location.
  • After the trial (if approved), the CSCA Board would conduct a THIRD survey to gather residents' opinions on whether or not they support permanent islands.
  • If approved, the DOT would find mutually acceptable locations for the permanent islands.  In other words, if a resident on Fenway Road does not want an island or part of an island on the road in front of his property, the DOT would not place one there.
  • The DOT has already eliminated the block of Fenway Road between Lilly Stone Drive and Comanche Court for possible future islands.  This block of Fenway Road is a few feet narrower than the rest of Fenway Road.
  • The MCPD eliminated speed cameras as an option for Fenway Road because its volume is not high enough.
  • The CSCA Board eliminated pavement markings as an option for Fenway Road based on the results of the first survey.
Concept plans and where you can find more information:
  • We've included two concept plans below for your convenience.
  • More data, analysis, charts, and FHWA traffic calming summaries can be found on our CSCA website homepage (www.carderockcitizens.org.)
  • Also on our website, you can find a letter from Montgomery County Police Department Captain Didone who provides his expert analysis of Fenway Road.
  • If you have specific questions, suggestions, or comments; please email one of the members of our Traffic Safety Committee or one of the members of our CSCA Board.

Concept plan #1:  DOT trial islands (aerial view) (Note - blue areas below indicate where the trial islands would be located.)

Concept plan #1:  DOT trial islands (aerial view) (Note - blue areas below indicate where the trial islands would be located.)

Concept plan #2:  DOT trial islands (pedestrian view)

Concept plan #2:  DOT trial islands (pedestrian view)

* 1. REMINDER:  Before filling out this survey, please make sure that another member of your household has not already submitted a survey.  Only one survey will be accepted per household.  Surveys will be accepted until June 30, 2017.  

Please write down your street number and street name here:

* 2. Are you in favor of the installation of the temporary, three-month trial islands on Fenway Road as indicated on the above concept plans?

Thank you for completing this two-question survey.  Simply click "Done" below and you are done!
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