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Montgomery County Executive Elrich and Council President Hucker Will Join County Department of Transportation’s Launch of ‘20 is Plenty’ Speed Reduction Pilot Program on Thursday, June 17, in North Bethesda

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council President Tom Hucker will join the County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 17, in launching the Vision Zero speed reduction program, “20 is Plenty,” in North Bethesda. The program will lower speed limits to 20 miles per hour on targeted streets to promote safer roadways for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The Maryland General Assembly, during the 2021 session, passed House Bill 562 sponsored by the Montgomery County House Delegation. The bill authorized Montgomery County, and its municipalities, to decrease the maximum speed limit to not less than 15 miles per hour on local roadways, but only after performing an engineering and traffic investigation.

WHAT:           Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Tom Hucker lead launch of County’s speed reduction pilot program “20 is Plenty”

WHEN:           Thursday, June 17, 11 a.m.

WHERE:         Parking lot on the corner of Nicholson Lane and Woodglen Drive in North Bethesda. Event is adjacent to the Woodglen bike facility and bikeshare station.

WHO:               County Executive Marc Elrich

                        County Council President Tom Hucker

                        County Councilmember Andrew Friedson

                        County Councilmember Evan Glass

                        County Councilmember Hans Riemer

                        MCDOT Director Christopher Conklin

                        County Vision Zero Coordinator Wade Holland

                        Pedestrian, Bicycle and Traffic Safety Committee Chair Kristy Daphnis

PARKING:     Media parking will be available in the parking lot at the site of the event.

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Release ID: 21-038
Media Contact: Emily DeTitta 240-372-2282