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- Vision Zero
Vision Zero is a priority initiative of the Mayor and Council as part of their goal of creating safe and livable neighborhoods. Rockville would join Montgomery County, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and others in adopting such a plan.
First introduced in Sweden in 1997 as a countrywide response to increasing traffic fatalities and serious injuries, the initiative makes the safety and health of humans the top priority in road network design.
The Mayor and Council resolution “endorses Vision Zero as a comprehensive and holistic approach” to achieving the goal. It calls for guidelines that “identify a combination of equitable engineering, enforcement, education and evaluation, along with associated funding needed for the city to reach the goal toward zero deaths and serious injuries by 2030.”
What's Your Vision?
Get involved with Vision Zero, the city's strategy to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy and fair mobility for all. Help us better understand your transportation, pedestrian and bicycle safety experience in Rockville by completing an online survey.
Older residents who would like assistance completing the survey can call the Rockville Senior Center at 240-314-8816.
- Dec. 16, 2019: Staff presentation about pedestrian safety to Mayor and Council.
- May 4, 2020: Mayor and Council meeting where staff provided a presentation on the Vision Zero Action Plan, Mayor and Council held a discussion and provided guidance to Staff..
- June 22, 2020: Mayor and Council meeting to review the Vision Zero draft and provide further guidance.
- July 6, 2020: Mayor and Council met to approve and adopt the Vision Zero plan.