Welcome to the Bradmoor Neighborhood Association website. Started in 2012, the volunteer-run association is up and running and encourages all residents to join the association. The goal of the association is to help create a greater sense of community through events that bring neighbors together and to improve the community through safety, beautification, and other improvement projects.
News of Note:
RESCHEDULED!–BRADMOOR 2017 ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING Because of the impending snow storm, the Annual Neighborhood Meeting, originally scheduled for March 14, 2017, has been rescheduled to Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:30PM-9:00PM at Bradley Hills Elementary School in the All Purpose Room.
We will discuss current topics and issues and will hold elections for various Bradmoor Neighborhood Association (BNA) Board positions. The following positions are up for election: President, Secretary, and one to two at-large member positions. If you are interested in running for one of the open positions, please send an email identifying the BNA Board position that you are interested in and a brief biography to Ms. Kathleen Stetson by March 7. Ms. Stetson’s email is: email@example.com.
To vote and/or run for the open positions, you must be a resident of the Bradmoor neighborhood and a current member of the BNA. The cost of membership is $20 per year, per household. Please see “Voting” and “Membership” sections below for more information.
- Update on the proposed transfer of at least 3 preschool classes from Ashburton Elementary School (part of the WJ cluster) to Bradley Hills Elementary School (BHES), Letter to MCPS
- Prospective new traffic circle and traffic circle lighting at the intersection of Roosevelt Street and Bradmoor Drive
- Proposed traffic calming measures to 8700 block of Bradmoor Drive (between Folkestone and Madison)
- Bradley Hills Village (BHV) presentation
- Front Yard Fridays, summer 2017
- BNA Elections and New Business
Voting and Description of Open BNA Officer Positions:
According to the BNA by-laws, each household gets one vote for each open position. The by-laws also describe the positions of the President, Secretary, and an At-Large Member. The BNA by-laws can be found at: https://bradmoor.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/bradmoor-neighborhood-association-by-laws.pdf.
The neighborhood boundaries shown on this website were conservatively drawn in 2012 and may not encompass the entire neighborhood. If your property tax records indicate that your residence is in Bradmoor, then you are a Bradmoor resident.
We want to thank all new members who have joined the BNA over the last several months. For those Bradmoor residents who are not current members, you can join the BNA at the March 14th annual meeting, or by check or Paypal (see the “Time to Join Your Bradmoor Neighborhood Association!” below).
The BNA uses the annual fees to cover the costs of neighborhood-wide events such as the annual neighborhood block party (usually held in the early summer) and the Halloween party, and to pay for fees to host the BNA website and membership in the Montgomery County Civic Federation.
Time to Join Your Bradmoor Neighborhood Association!
Joining BNA will keep you informed and enable you to engage in your community through social events and specific efforts to make Bradmoor an even greater place to live. Be a part of it!
Membership in BNA is only $20/year per household (paying at or before the March 14, 2017 annual meeting will cover membership until the next annual meeting in March 2018).
2014 Traffic Survey Results
In July 2014, BNA conducted a survey of the members and those on the neighborhood listserv to determine opinions regarding the county proposal to address some of the traffic and safety issues previously identified. A summary of the results of the survey is below and the complete results can be found here .
Roosevelt Intersection: Respondents supported a four-way stop at this intersection (72% for, 18% against) and, to a lesser degree the installation of a traffic circle (53% for and 38% against). Respondents did not support curb extensions at the Roosevelt intersection (42% for, 47% against)
Madison Intersection: Respondents supported raised crosswalks at this intersection (63% for, 21% against) and to a lesser degree the curb extensions (57% for and 38% against)
Bradmoor Mid-block near 8715: Respondents supported a traffic island mid-block near 8715 (56% for and 24% against). Respondents were mixed about curb extensions mid-block near 8715 (49% for and 24% against).
Folkstone Intersection: Respondents supported raised crosswalks at this intersection (62% for and 20% against) and also, to a lesser degree, the curb extensions (53% for and 38% against)
Respondents supported a four way stop at the intersection of McKinley and Irvington (75% for, 19% against).
Respondents supported a four way stop at the intersection of McKinley and Hempstead (77% for, 14% against).
Respondents supported a four way stop at the intersection of McKinley and Rayburn (62% for and 15% against).
Next Steps Regarding Traffic
The Traffic and Safety Committee along with a Board representative met with County officials from the Transportation department to discuss the results of the survey and explore next steps. The County explained that none of the intersections in question meet the minimum criteria for stop signs and that there was little flexibility in this regard. They also clarified that raised cross-walks require the same process as speed bumps (80% approval of residents on the street affected). Following the discussion and based on the Survey results, the Traffic and Safety Committee and the BNA Board agreed on the following recommendations for the County captured in two separate letters, one letter regarding Bradmoor Drive and one letter regarding McKinley Street.
For the intersection of Bradmoor and Roosevelt, we asked that the County proceed to develop designs for a traffic circle and that the designs should take into account not only the speed and volume issues at that intersection, but also work to address safety issues including visibility.
For the stretch of Bradmoor between Madison and Greentree, we asked that they develop additional design ideas for a “system” that might more aggressively slow speed by mixing curb extensions with islands while maintaining the neighborhood feel.
For McKinley Street, because the County’s study results fall just below the cut off levels for action, we requested high level political support for an exception that would allow the installation of stops signs, to provide funding for the installation of traffic circles, or to develop some other intervention at those intersections.
The Traffic and Safety Committee is continuing to work on these issues and would welcome additional members. If you would like to be involved, please contact committee chair, Kathleen Stetson.
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