Category: Transportation

Charged Up at Thomas Farm

Pepco has powered up three new electric vehicle charging stations at the city’s Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive. The charging stations are part of a statewide initiative to combat air pollution and the effects of climate change and provide communities with new, cleaner transportation options. Drivers will be

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Summer Street Paving Schedule is Posted

The city has released its road paving schedule for late-May through July. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/street-repairs to find updated paving schedules for Grandin Avenue, Edmonston and West Edmonston drives, Wootton Parkway, and Tower Oaks and Redland boulevards.

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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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Be Safer on the Road for Longer

Drivers can learn how to stay driving for longer during a free “Staying Safe on the Roads” event cosponsored by the City of Rockville and Montgomery County. From 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2 at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, attendees will explore ways to extend their time behind the

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Steps to Pedestrian Safety: Enforcement and Upgrades

The city’s ongoing efforts to increase safety on city streets included, in recent weeks, a focus on street crossings, with increased police enforcement at crosswalks and improved signals and flashing beacons. Enforcement EffortsThe Rockville City Police Department conducts special traffic and pedestrian enforcement operations to address safety issues and community

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Sign On for Sidewalks

City’s Prioritization Policy Allows Residents to Petition for New Paths Know a neighborhood that could use a sidewalk? The city created a Sidewalk Prioritization Policy to address missing sidewalks in Rockville and the costs associated with constructing them. The policy helps determine if, and in what order, the city constructs

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Enforcement and Education Are Focus of Strategy for Safer Streets

Rockville is continuing its push for safer city streets for all with renewed enforcement and education efforts. The Rockville City Police Department began the new year by redeploying patrol officers to traffic patrol and focusing enforcement efforts on high-incident areas. A map of bicycle and pedestrian crashes from 2017-2019, presented

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City Opposes I-270 Widening

The Mayor and Council continued efforts in January to oppose a state project to widen interstates 270 and 495 over the American Legion Bridge with toll lanes, as a state board approved the project.

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