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Bike Lanes Bring Safety Gains to Maryland Avenue

Speeding Tickets Decrease 70% Since Project’s Completion The number of tickets issued for speeding violations on a segment of Maryland Avenue dropped dramatically late last year following the completion of a city project that created bike lanes in both directions along the roadway.

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Portion of Mt. Vernon Place to Remain Closed Until Mid-May

A portion of Mt. Vernon Place that closed in September as part of the city’s improvements to the Mt. Vernon stormwater management facility is scheduled to remain closed through Sunday, May 15. The closure has been extended due to the discovery of an issue with the condition of an existing

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Getting Around Rockville Safely with New Shared Roadway

The city is using signage and arrow-like “sharrow” pavement markings to increase safety on shared roadways in Rockville as part of fulfilling the city’s Bikeway Master Plan and Vision Zero goals. The Bikeway Master Plan, approved by the Mayor and Council in 2017, envisions a multimodal Rockville where people can

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Step Right This Way for Safe Sidewalks

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,

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Rockville and Shady Grove Metro Stations to Reopen Jan. 16

Metro’s Rockville and Shady Grove stations will reopen Sunday, Jan. 16 after a four-month shutdown to repair and replace the stations’ aging canopies, Metro announced. During the closures, Metro demolished the canopy at the Rockville station, erected a new steel canopy structure, and made improvements that include installation of new

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Experience a Near Miss?

A “near miss” is an incident in which a person driving, walking or bicycling avoids a crash by suddenly stopping, swerving or moving. Residents and visitors who have experienced near misses in Rockville are encouraged to submit details of the incident through the Vision Zero Near Miss Survey at www.rockvillemd.gov/visionzero.

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Baltimore Road Reopens as Improvement Project Continues

Baltimore Road has reopened to vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Gladstone and Broadwood drives as construction continues to improve safety and access along the corridor between Rockville Town Center and the city’s east side. The road had been closed between Gladstone and Broadwood drives since June while a city contractor

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