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,
The city’s Traffic and Transportation Commission is focused on how the city can best address emerging transportation technologies, such as self-driving cars and is brainstorming ways to become more data-driven, the commission said in its annual report to the Mayor and Council on Jan. 10.
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
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
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Join the City of Rockville for the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The celebration will be held from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Road.
Rockville will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy as the city holds its 52nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration with a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 13, and a week of service activities.
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