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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Pedestrian Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (PBTSAC) will hold a special meeting to discuss the development of a Two-Year Vision Zero Action Plan and other actions to implement Vision Zero in Montgomery County. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the 1st floor Lobby Auditorium of the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville.

Vision Zero is an initiative being adopted in many U.S. communities and abroad to devise and implement a plan to prevent traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries among vehicle occupants, bicyclists and pedestrians. The ultimate goal is to reduce traffic-related deaths and serious injuries to zero. The Montgomery County Vision Zero Action Plan will expand upon the Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan.

The office of Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is preparing the draft of the Vision Zero Action Plan. At the March 2 special meeting, the PBTSAC and members of six working groups will come together for the first time as a committee to review and discuss their comments related to the draft.

Based on the PBSTAC review, the Vision Zero Team will address the committee's comments for potential edits to the plan. That updated preliminary Two-Year Vision Zero Action Plan will then be shared with the broader public. Members of the public and community organizations are invited to listen and observe at the March 2 special PBTSAC meeting; and will be invited to offer their comments and suggestions regarding the revised Montgomery County Vision Zero Action Plan at a subsequent public meeting, as well as online. After final revisions, the Two-Year Vision Zero Action Plan will be submitted to the Montgomery County Council for approval.

For more information about the PBTSAC contact Darrel Drobnich, Vision Zero subcommittee co-chair, at [email protected]

For more information about the meeting, contact Will Haynes at [email protected] or 202-345-1928.

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Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Lorraine Driscoll 240-777-6507