pedestrian safety

April 21, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Announces Construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda

The construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda will close two lanes on Montgomery Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Waverly Street during mid-summer. It will occur near the future building located at 7373 Wisconsin Ave.  According to officials, the lanes will remain temporarily closed overnight from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. In an […]

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October 2, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

MCDOT Celebrates ‘Walktober’, Promoting Pedestrian Health, Safety

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has partnered with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to host “Walktober,” an event series that strolls on throughout October to help promote the State’s official exercise: walking. According to a press release, the event series coincides with the “celebration of the sixth annual […]

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March 20, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Muere Peatón Hispano en Silver Spring

El peatón que fue atropellado por un automóvil en el área de White Oak, el jueves por la tarde, murió. David Rafael Velásquez de Silver Spring, de 65 años, sucumbió a sus heridas el jueves por la noche en un hospital local. Según un comunicado de prensa del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery, […]

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March 20, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

UPDATE: White Oak Area Pedestrian Involved Accident Now Fatal

The pedestrian who was hit by a car in the White Oak area on Thursday afternoon has died. 65-year-old David Rafael Velasquez of Silver Spring succumbed to his injuries on Thursday evening at a local hospital. According to a Montgomery County Police Department press release, an investigation revealed that a car that was traveling south […]

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February 24, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Car in White Oak

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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February 21, 2020 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Rules of the Road with Police Captain McBain

Cars, pedestrians and bikes are all sharing the roads, but can we do it safely? Host Pat Shoemaker discusses pedestrian safety with Captain McBain the Director of the Montgomery County Traffic Division. Captain McBain covers some of the rules of the road for crosswalks, pedestrians, cars, and bikes. A very important show to watch!

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February 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Pedestrian Safety, Capital Budget Top Agenda at Katz News Conference

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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January 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council President Katz Holds First Press Conference

Sidney Katz held his first press conference as Council President on Monday. Topics of discussion included economic development, pedestrian safety, affordable senior housing and education. Here are a few highlights: The entire press conference may be watched, here. Katz says he plans to hold his press conferences twice a month.

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January 23, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Albornoz Calls County Pedestrian Safety Issue a ‘Public Health Crisis’

It seems that every other day we read or hear about another pedestrian being hit by a vehicle in Montgomery County. Wednesday afternoon, two teenagers were struck in Wheaton in one incident. Councilmember Gabe Albornoz recently talked to MyMCMedia about this growing problem which can and often does prove deadly. He expressed great concern and […]

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January 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Two More Pedestrians Hit: Police Investigating Incident Involving Two Teens

Montgomery County Police are investigating a pedestrian accident involving two people on Georgia Avenue near Hathaway Drive in Wheaton that happened around 4:30 p.m. Police have confirmed that the two female pedestrians are high school aged, and have been transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The striking vehicle remained on the scene. Georgia […]

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