Category: Public Safety

Don’t Push It: All City Pedestrian Signals Are Now Automated

Nearly 50 pedestrian signals, accounting for all the signals operated by the city on Rockville streets, are now automated as part of the city’s response to the COVID-19 emergency. City signal technicians automated the 48 signals by revising the timing plan that controls the traffic signal timing and sequence. The

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City Continues to Provide Safe, Reliable Drinking Water

Rockville’s drinking water continues to earn high marks for safety and reliability, even as the city’s water treatment plant balances safety measures for staff and the city’s water infrastructure in the face of the COVID-19 emergency, the city’s Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

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Looking Ahead with Vision Zero

The Mayor and Council are expected to put Rockville on a course for zero traffic-related deaths or serious injuries with a vote Monday, July 6 on the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan. The plan, which the Mayor and Council discussed June 22, includes steps to create safer streets through policies

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Police Pledge to Work with Community and Mayor and Council

Chief Brito Outlines Department’s Approach to Unbiased Community Policing The Rockville City Police Department welcomes the opportunity to engage with the community about how the department can take steps to ensure its focus remains on effective, fair, impartial and unbiased community policing that meets the expectations of the law, city

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COVID-19: Planning for Reopening

Planning and preparation to welcome back visitors to Rockville City Hall and some other facilities are still underway, so no definitive date for reopening can be established. When city facilities do reopen, health and safety will be the city’s first and foremost concern, and will include additional cleaning and physical

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Looking Ahead with Vision Zero

Rockville’s plan for meeting a goal of zero traffic-related deaths or serious injuries is moving ahead, with the Mayor and Council scheduled to adopt the city’s Vision Zero action plan on Monday, June 8. The plan includes steps to create safer streets through policies promoting improved design, traffic law enforcement

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Biking Safely During the COVID-19 Emergency

While there is a stay-at-home order in place, bicycle rides can still be one way of getting outdoors for exercise. With spring here, cycling, when done appropriately, is a great way to enjoy the weather and shake up your social distancing routine. Here are some helpful tips about keeping safe while

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Live Mayor and Council Meeting Updates on Covid-19

Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton will deliver a livestreamed update before each Mayor and Council meeting, and the meeting itself will include an update by Mark Landahl, Rockville’s emergency manager, on the city’s COVID-19 response. The meeting will be conducted by teleconference and be broadcast live on Rockville 11 and via

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