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Snow Emergency Lifted Friday

The snow emergency in the City of Rockville has ended, effective 9:30 a.m. today, Friday, Feb. 19.

Residents are encouraged to check on older neighbors who may need assistance clearing snow and ice. Learn more about the city’s volunteer snow shoveling for seniors.

Learn more about how Rockville responds to winter weather.

UPDATE: City Snow Emergency Remains in Effect

Trash to Be Collected on Friday, Feb. 19

Update: 7:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19:

Yard waste will not be collected today.

Update: 6:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19:

Recycling and trash will be collected as planned today, Friday, Feb. 19.

With collections previously scheduled for a day later than usual this week due to the Presidents Day holiday, collections are scheduled as follows:

  • If your regular collection day is Wednesday, your rescheduled collection day is Friday.
  • If your regular collection day is Thursday, your rescheduled collection day will be Saturday.
  • Special collections scheduled for Thursday will be collected Friday. 
  • Special collections scheduled for Friday are scheduled to be collected Saturday.
  • Note: Yard waste may not be collected Friday. The city will update the status of yard waste collection after 7 a.m. Friday.

Rockville’s snow emergency remains in effect.

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City of Rockville Declares a Snow Emergency

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at 10 P.M. Wednesday

The City of Rockville has declared a snow emergency that will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, when a winter storm is forecast to bring an accumulation of snow and ice to the region.

The emergency declaration requires that all vehicles be removed from roads within the city, including neighborhood streets, by 10 p.m. Wednesday.

To check whether an address is within the city limits, use the interactive Address and Residency Check map at www.rockvillemd.gov/maps.

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Snow Emergency Lifted Tuesday

The snow emergency in the City of Rockville has been lifted, effectively immediately, today, Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Recycling and trash will be collected as scheduled Tuesday. Learn more about Rockville’s recycling and trash collection, including what can and can’t be recycled, at https://www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-trash, call 240-314-8568, or email recyclingrefuse@rockvillemd.gov.

Visit https://www.rockvillemd.gov for more information.

Sign On for Sidewalks

City’s Prioritization Policy Allows Residents to Petition for New Path

Know a neighborhood that could use a sidewalk?

The city’s Sidewalk Prioritization Policy helps determine if, and in what order, the city constructs sidewalks.

A missing sidewalk is any existing or potential pathway that, were it hard surfaced, would be used by pedestrians in their routine educational, recreational, business, shopping, working, civic and social pursuits. Sidewalks are along streets and are typically built within city rights of way.

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City Eyes Start of Baltimore Road Improvements

Construction on a project to improve safety and access along Baltimore Road, a major east-west connection between the city’s east side and Rockville Town Center, is expected to begin later this winter.

The project will improve convenience, accessibility and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, including pedestrian safety measures at several intersections and easier access to the Rockville Metro Station.

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Snow Business

Quick Links, Facts and Phone Numbers

When winter weather strikes, turn to the city’s website at www.rockvillemd.gov.

Closure and snow emergency information will be available on the website, as well as through Facebook (www.facebook.com/cityofrockville) and Twitter (@rockville411), and by signing up for Alert Rockville notifications at www.rockvillemd.gov/alerts.

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What is Vision Zero?

Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, fair mobility for all.

Vision Zero is a strategy for a safer community.

  • Sets a goal of reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic-related deaths or serious injuries.
  • Recognizes that people make mistakes and crashes will occur, but also that no one should lose their life or suffer life-altering injuries because of such mistakes.
  • Acknowledges that many factors contribute to safe mobility and requires an approach to examine the whole system.
  • Recognizes that while transportation safety benefits everyone, some members of the community are more at risk for experiencing a serious crash.
  • Uses data to target the cause of crashes before they occur, in order to lessen the severity of injuries.

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City Legislative Priorities: Schools, Seniors, Fighting Climate Change and Protecting Homes

Maryland General Assembly’s 90-Day Session Begins Jan. 13

Rockville’s 2021 state legislative priorities include education funding, opposition to the state’s plan to widen Interstate 270, a noise barrier, combating climate change, an independent congressional redistricting commission and more.

Photo of the dome of the Maryland State House in Annapolis.

The 2021 state legislative session runs from Jan. 13-April 12 in Annapolis.

Under priorities approved by the Mayor and Council on Nov. 2, the city will advocate for:

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County Offers Closer Look at Veirs Mill Road Bus Rapid Transit

Rockville will have a new option for traveling one of the city’s busiest corridors with the arrival of a 7-mile, premium, branded, limited-stop bus rapid transit service along Veirs Mill Road.

The project, which is in the planning stages, will improve transit travel time and connect a significant number of minority and low-income riders to high-density housing and jobs along the highly congested MD 586 corridor.

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