County Council Adopts Vision Zero to Reduce Traffic Deaths (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council unanimously adopted Vison Zero at this week’s meeting, and local leaders say they hope the state of Maryland will follow their lead. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke talked to local leaders and community members about why this initiative is so important.

Council Approves Bill Limiting Sidewalk Closures

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On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed legislation aimed at limiting the closure of sidewalks in the county. The legislation limits the conditions under which sidewalks can be closed due to proximity to a construction site, according to a press release from the council.  The goal of the bill is to “increase pedestrian safety, […]

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Five Things to Know for March 11 in Montgomery County

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It’s Wednesday, March 11, and it’s National Promposal Day. To the teens out there who’ve been waiting for the right time to ask their classmates to prom in a really elaborate way, this is your day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. School Board Meeting: Montgomery County Public Schools Board of […]

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Department of Transportation Hosts First Family Safety Day

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has partnered with Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations to host the county’s first ever free Safety Day. The goal of Safety Day is to promote road safety and encourage drivers, bicyclists and walkers to be safe and alert while on […]

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Muere Peatón Atropellado en White Oak

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Un peatón fue fatalmente atropellado por un automóvil en White Oak, el sábado por la noche, según un comunicado de prensa del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery. El hombre intentaba cruzar la avenida New Hampshire cuando fue golpeado por un Ford Transit 2019. La información específica sobre la colisión aún no se puede […]

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Car in White Oak

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A pedestrian was fatally struck by a car in White Oak on Saturday night, according to a press release from Montgomery County Department of Police. The man was attempting to cross New Hampshire Avenue when he was struck by a 2019 Ford Transit. Specific information about the collision can not yet be released until the […]

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Cuarto Peatón Muere en Montgomery, en lo que va del Año

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Un peatón fue atropellado por un automóvil y murió el miércoles, en Montgomery Village. Oficiales del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) respondieron a la colisión, alrededor de las 7:05 p.m. en Midcounty Highway en Pier Point Place. Según el comunicado de prensa, un automóvil viajaba hacia el sur sobre la carretera cuando […]

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Fourth Pedestrian Killed This Year in Montgomery County

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A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed Wednesday in Montgomery Village.  Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers responded to the collision around 7:05 p.m. at Midcounty Highway at Pier Point Place. According to a press release, a car was traveling south on the highway when it hit an adult male crossing the highway […]

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Pedestrian Safety, Capital Budget Top Agenda at Katz News Conference

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Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz discussed pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety, the Council’s capital budget and Black History Month in his Monday news conference. Here is the news conference in its entirety.

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Three Pedestrians Struck in Separate Incidents in Silver Spring, Rockville

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Three pedestrians were struck Tuesday in Montgomery County.  The first incident occurred close to 6 a.m. this morning, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer’s Twitter account. A person was struck on Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road in Silver Spring, and had non-life threatening injuries.  The second incident was […]

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Council President Katz Sees Walkable Communities As Top Priority

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Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz met with media today to talk about pressing issues for the council. He discussed the pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall that took place at Wheaton High School on Sunday. About 200 people attended the town hall to suggest ways to reduce pedestrian and bicycle accidents in the […]

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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