Adam Pagnucco wrote a terrific analysis in The Seventh State about spending on pedestrian safety projects and the impact of that spending. The entire article is below, but if you only have a couple of minutes, here are the sentences Friends of White Flint thinks is most important. This analysis argues for smarter, lighter, quicker, faster projects to enhance pedestrian safety in the Pike District and across Montgomery County.…Read More
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Budgets are tight and people are still getting struck by cars, so let’s look at some low-cost, quick-to-install pedestrian improvements. Not after a year of study. Not by over-engineering a project until it’s unaffordable. Not by letting perfect get in the way of good enough. Let’s use these tested, vetted methods to make pedestrians safe and walking accessible to all in the Pike District.…Read More
On Saturday, dozens of pedestrians, bicyclists, concerned community members, and elected officials gathered to remember a man who died last month crossing Rockville Pike near Federal Plaza and TGIFridays restaurant.
After Action Committee for Transit read the long list of all the pedestrians who had died in the last year, Councilmember Evan Glass said, “Pike District must be liveable and walkable; that’s the bottom line.” Councilmember Andrew Friedson said, he was “upset, frustrated, and sad” and “we can’t fix this problem int ersection by intersection.” Councilmember Hans Riemer said, “the fact that we have strong advocates is a sign that things are starting to change.” Council chair Sidney Katz said “our goal is to have no deaths.”
Friends of White Flint, which co-sponsored this event, continues to work toward making the Pike District/White Flint area safer and more accessible for pedestrians.…Read More
Event # 1
The Montgomery County Council will host a pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 in the Wheaton High School auditorium to hear from residents about safety issues they are encountering on roadways and sidewalks and in crosswalks. 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.…Read More
Join Friends of White Flint and other organizations on Saturday, February 8 at 2:15 pm at Federal Plaza along Rockville Pike to rally for safe streets and remember Michael Gamboa who tragically dies crossing Rockville Pike.
After more than a year of advocacy, we have great news from SHA. I’ve cut and pasted their email below. I’m delighted that our efforts are getting results. Having no-turn-on-red on all four corners of Marinelli and Route 355 has been a major priority since that is the busiest pedestrian crossing in all of Montgomery County outside of a central business district.…Read More
Don’t miss out! Councilmember @EvanMGlass will host a countywide town hall to discuss the county’s efforts to keep our streets safe for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers at the Montgomery County Council this Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.
To learn more see here: https://tinyurl.com/t7xr2qr…Read More
In 2019 there have been 11 deaths and 579 incidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists on Montgomery County roads. We can and must do better.
Join Councilmember Evan Glass in Rockville on Saturday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m. when he hosts a countywide town hall to discuss the county’s efforts to keep our streets safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers –– everyone.…Read More
Earlier this fall, Montgomery County started to develop a Pedestrian Master Plan, which would provide a roadmap to improve safety and comfort for those getting around the county on foot or in wheelchairs, strollers, tricycles, or training bikes—that is, our most vulnerable road users. The next step is for county employees to survey every road and street in the county to take an inventory of pedestrian safety.…Read More
Wonder where pedestrians have been hit in the Pike District? Thanks to dataMontgomery, you can see a heat map and find out. Click here to see the entire heat map and list of crashes.… Read More