The Mayor and Council are expected to put Rockville on a course for zero traffic-related deaths or serious injuries with a vote Monday, July 6 on the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan.
The plan, which the Mayor and Council discussed June 22, includes steps to create safer streets through policies promoting improved design, traffic law enforcement and education. While there are ongoing city efforts in these areas, the plan lays out a coordinated and systematic approach to explore ways to reach the goal. It included input from the Rockville Pedestrian Advocacy Committee, Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Traffic and Transportation Commission, and the Senior Citizens Commission.
The 33-page plan, which city staff will begin putting in place this month, includes:
- An explanation of Vision Zero, including how the Vision Zero approach to safe mobility differs from the traditional approach to traffic and pedestrian safety.
- Background on Vision Zero efforts in the city, county and globally.
- An explanation of how the plan will ensure fairness and equity.
- A brief crash data analysis and an explanation of how further data analysis will help create a systematic approach to providing safe mobility citywide.
- Descriptions of engineering, enforcement, education and policy actions to take toward achieving Vision Zero.
- An explanation of how the plan will be implemented to ensure transparency and accountability to meet Vision Zero goals.