County Council Hosts Town Hall on Pedestrian, Bicycle and Traffic Safety Sunday

The Montgomery County Council will host a pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall meeting on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at Wheaton High School in Silver Spring.

So far in 2020, there have been three pedestrian deaths in the County, and two of these deaths occurred on Maryland Route 355 (Rockville Pike). In 2019, 13 pedestrians and one bicyclist were killed in crashes.

Representatives from the Maryland State Highway Administration, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, the Vision Zero Initiative, the Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, Montgomery County Park and Planning and Montgomery County Public Schools are also expected to attend the town hall meeting which will take place in Wheaton High School’s auditorium.

The Council wants to hear directly from residents about the safety issues they encounter on roadways and sidewalks and in crosswalks located in Montgomery County. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to talk with Councilmembers about areas of concern in the community and to learn more about the County’s ongoing efforts to meet the goals of Vision Zero. The county has set a goal to reduce severe and fatal collisions on county roads by 40 percent for drivers and passengers, pedestrians, and bycyclists by the end of 2020.

Councilmembers have held individual community meetings on pedestrian and bicycle safety and continue to advocate for safety improvements throughout the County. They also have secured speed limit reductions on some state roads.

Interpretation services will be provided for Spanish speakers. Other language assistance is available upon request with at least three working days’ notice by calling 240-777-7931.

Wheaton High School is located at 12401 Dalewood Drive in Silver Spring. The Glenmont Metro Station is located 1.4 miles from Wheaton High School, and Ride On Route 10 provides bus service to the school. Parking is also available on site.


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