Rockville continues to collect community input as the Mayor and Council prepare to adopt Rockville’s first Pedestrian Master Plan this month.
The plan will guide the development, construction and maintenance of safe, convenient, and equitable walking and rolling facilities across the city. These facilities are for mobility that does not use motor vehicles, e-scooters or bicycles, including walking with or without a white cane, audio-assistance device or walker; running; or using a wheelchair, knee-walker, mobility scooter or stroller
The Mayor and Council are scheduled to hold a public hearing on the plan during their meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9. (Note: This meeting was originally scheduled for Monday, Oct 16.) They are scheduled to discuss the plan on Monday, Oct. 23, and vote to adopt the plan Monday, Oct. 30.
Community members can view a draft of the plan and submit comments to city staff via email or through the Pedestrian Master Plan Draft Survey at engagerockville.com/pedestrian-master-plan. The survey asks community members to identify what parts of the plan work well, what changes are needed and what’s missing. All comments received before Oct. 9 will receive a response and will be shared with the Mayor and Council for their public hearing.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the plan on Wednesday, Sept. 13 and were scheduled to vote Wednesday, Sept. 27 on recommendations to the Mayor and Council. Find video of a June 28 staff presentation of the draft plan to the commission, and video of the Sept. 13 hearing and Sept. 27 vote at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter.
The Pedestrian Master Plan is a recommendation of the city’s Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan and is included as an action item in the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan to eliminate traffic and pedestrian deaths and serious injuries. Learn more about Vision Zero at www.rockvillemd.gov/visionzero.