Traffic safety master plan sent to Montgomery County council

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After a year of development, the Montgomery County Planning Board has sent their much anticipated Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan to the Montgomery County Council.

Each county council member was given a copy of the 100 page booklet which outlines suggested methods to improve safety from the area of Veirs Mill Road from Wheaton to Rockville.

The plan was put together with help from the public as part of the county vision zero policy, which aims to eliminate traffic related fatalities and severe injuries by 2030.

The plan is considered especially important as Montgomery County has suffered more than a dozen pedestrian fatalities in 2018.

“The bulk of the plan is the recommendations for land use and zoning, urban design and recommendations on how we can improve connectivity,” said Montgomery Planning Department Coordinator Jessica Mcvary. “It’s about how we can enhance safety in the public realm. How we can think about continuous side walks and bike ways.”

Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments about the master plan during an upcoming hearing to be set by the county council.

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