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May 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Unveils Pedestrian Safety Improvements in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County activated a new crossing signal in Aspen Hill Friday to improve pedestrian safety. County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, County Councilmember Evan Glass, and Department of Transportation Director Al Roshdieh attended a ceremony Friday at the crossing in Aspen Hill. The new high intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) beacon on […]

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April 24, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Council Approves Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan

The Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to approve the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan on Tuesday. The goal of the plan is to improve the safety of Veirs Mill Road and develop the land around it in the roughly four miles between Rockville and Wheaton. “I’m very proud of this plan, which responds to the […]

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April 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett, Others Decry Deaths from Distracted Driving

Half of all drivers involved in severe or fatal crash in Montgomery County were driving distracted, looking at their cell phones and sending texts. “The statistics revealed that looking at our phones while in the roadway is deadly,” County Executive Ike Leggett said Thursday. “While at the wheel of a vehicle our job is to […]

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November 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Unveils Plan to Completely Eliminate Traffic Deaths by 2030

Between 2012 and 2016, an average of 35 individuals lost their lives and 400 were severely injured annually on Montgomery County roads, according to Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. In an effort to reduce the number of severe and fatal collisions on the roads, Leggett joined Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner; Captain Tom Didone, director […]

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October 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Leggett to Present Two-Year Vision Zero Action Plan

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to present his two-year Vision Zero Action Plan on Wednesday, according to a news release. Vision Zero began in Sweden and can be summarized as a road safety initiative where “no loss of life is acceptable.” Back in 2016, Montgomery County joined other jurisdictions from around the world […]

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October 30, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets the Media, Oct. 30 (Video)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner discussed master plans coming before the council, M-83, cemetery legislation, the proposed Metro budget, Vision Zero, the lawsuit against the FAA, DACA and a “sugar tax.”  

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July 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know for July 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Meet the Media: Council President Roger Berliner meets with reporters at 11:30 a.m. 2. County Agenda: The County Council’s Public Safety and Health and Human Services committee meet at 10:45 a.m. to receive an update on heroin, opioid and Narcan use in […]

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Briefing Covers Wide Variety of Topics: Resistance Rally, Bethesda Downtown Plan, Pepco, Vision Zero, Cemeteries and More (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters on Monday morning at his weekly briefing at the Council Office Building in Rockville. Berliner began the briefing with remarks about a rally in Silver Spring last night. “There was a major event in Silver Spring last night,” he said. “It was if you will a […]

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February 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Attend Meeting Geared Towards Keeping Bicyclists and Pedestrians Safe on Roads

The Pedestrian Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (PBTSAC) is inviting residents to attend a special meeting to discuss Vision Zero in Montgomery County. Vision Zero is an initiative being adopted across the Country to implement a plan to prevent traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries among vehicle occupants, bicyclists and pedestrians, according to a news […]

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February 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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.

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