pedestrian safety

November 21, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Nov. 21 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Nov. 21 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Annual Rockville Turkey Trot: Stay fit this holiday season by joining a mile through Woodley Gardens neighborhood. For those that want to burn off some extra calories, join for a second mile. Please bring a canned food item to support […]

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November 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County’s Campaign Aims to Alert Drivers, Pedestrians and Bicyclists About Decreased Daylight

Montgomery County officials have launched what they call one of the most aggressive campaigns in County history. The campaign is aimed towards making drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists aware of the added perils that come with time changes and decreased hours of afternoon daylight. “Be Safe, Be Seen” includes 20 events as part of the one-month […]

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October 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Injured in Kensington Collision Involving Cyclist, Multiple Vehicles

Five people were taken to the hospital after a collision in Kensington involving multiple vehicles and a cyclist, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS). Piringer told MyMCMedia that one of the five people is facing life threatening injuries, two of them appear to have serious injuries, and […]

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August 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Andrew Friedson

Councilmember Andrew Friedson, serving his first term on the County Council, has made a name for himself in trying to make government run more efficiently. He’s also been an advocate for pedestrian safety. In this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman, Friedson also shares his thoughts on the latest developments in Tonya Chapman’s decision […]

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August 2, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Insight Into Pedestrian Involved Crashes Throughout The County

Montgomery County police gave some insight into pedestrian involved crashes throughout Montgomery County. Capt. Thomas Didone says this is a Vision Zero community, meaning officials are working to get all fatal crashes down to zero.   Within the past couple of weeks alone, there have been two fatal pedestrian involved incidents in Montgomery County. UPDATE: […]

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June 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New Law Increases Fine for Motorists Who Pass Stopped School Busses

Not stopping for a school bus in the state of Maryland can cost motorists a hefty fine. A new bill signed by Governor Larry Hogan went into effect on June 1. After police reported a significant number of motorists who were driving around stopped school buses with red lights flashing and kids getting on or […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Navarro Meets the Media, Feb. 11

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro discusses the Veirs Mill land use plan, pedestrian safety, E. Booke Lee Middle School and other topics. Here’s the video:        

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February 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Northwest Students Create Pedestrian Safety PSA

Northwest High School students teamed up with Montgomery County Police, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital to produce a public service announcement about pedestrian safety. The video, which was directed by students Rishabh Karanth and Logan Loewenstien, features a student walking to school. As she’s walking through Germantown, she receives a […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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December 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Friedson Leads Walking Tour of Bethesda to Discuss Pedestrian Issues

Councilmember Andrew Friedson, on his third day on the job, led a group of residents and county officials Wednesday through chilly Bethesda to discuss challenges residents and shopowners face in the central business district. Among the top issues — pedestrian safety.  

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