Rockville’s plan for meeting a goal of zero traffic-related deaths or serious injuries is moving ahead, with the Mayor and Council scheduled to adopt the city’s Vision Zero action plan on Monday, June 8.
The plan 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 of reaching the goal.
The city is scheduled to begin putting the plan in place in July.
The 25-page plan 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.