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.
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
Customers on Metro’s Red Line can now expect the Shady Grove and Rockville stations to reopen in mid-January 2022, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced in early November.
The Mayor and Council in October approved increases to 22 different parking fines. Each of the fines increased to $60 for a first violation. The fine for expired meters remains at $40. Penalties for late payment also were not changed. Among the increases were:
City staff will host a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 to present preliminary concept plans for a project that seeks to make two Rockville Town Center thoroughfares friendlier to businesses, pedestrians and bicyclists. The Washington Street and East Middle Lane Road Diet Project creates bike lanes
The Maryland State Highway Administration is contacting homeowners associations in Rockville about noninvasive and invasive activities to support Phase 1 South and compensatory stormwater management work, which is part of the proposed I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Project.
Bryan Barnett-Woods is new to the Traffic and Transportation Division in the city’s Department of Public Works as a principal transportation planner/pedestrian and bicycle coordinator. He is also Rockville’s new Vision Zero coordinator. He joined the city on Aug. 23. We asked him a few questions to introduce him the
Thefts from vehicles continue to be on the rise in Rockville with the majority of cases due to cars being left unlocked.
Baltimore Road will remain closed between Gladstone and Broadwood drives for an estimated additional month, through approximately the end of November, as construction continues to improve safety and access along the road.
This article has been updated with new information on support for an extension from four members of Maryland’s congressional delegation. Rockville’s Mayor and Council are requesting from the state and federal governments an extension until Jan. 31 of the comment period for the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the
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Tyree Davis IV joined the City of Rockville in May to help further the Mayor and Council’s priorities of establishing equity and inclusion as shared values throughout the community and the City of Rockville organization. Davis’ formal title is “Advisor
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