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Montgomery County Executive Elrich and Council Vice President Hucker TODAY, Thursday, June 18, to Discuss Vision Zero 10-Year Plan to Eliminate Serious and Fatal Crashes and Kickoff Survey

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council Vice President Tom Hucker and Vision Zero Coordinator Wade Holland at 7 p.m. TODAY, Thursday, June 18, will join together in a virtual event to discuss the 10-year plan for the County’s Vision Zero program that seeks to eliminate serious and fatal traffic crashes. They also will launch a new survey that seeks to gather the ideas of residents to improve safety for walking, biking, rolling and driving.

The virtual event can be accessed starting at 6:45 p.m. on June 18 at https://tinyurl.com/vz2030kickoff. By joining the meeting, residents can make comments and ask questions online. In addition, the event will be broadcast live on the County’s cable station County Cable Montgomery (Comcast Channels 6 and 996HD, Verizon Channel 30 and RCN Channels 6 and 1056HD).

“Our County is large and diverse, so achieving Vision Zero will look very different in places like Downtown Silver Spring than it will in Germantown or than it will in Damascus,” said County Executive Elrich. “That is why we need to hear from our residents on their needs and ideas for improving transportation safety in their neighborhoods. This kickoff event and online survey will be the first of many opportunities for residents to share their views.”

During the event, County Executive Elrich, Council Transportation and Environment Committee Chair Hucker and Vision Zero Coordinator Holland will highlight program outreach activities planned for this summer. In addition, virtual attendees will be able to offer thoughts and ask questions about the County’s Vision Zero efforts.

The new survey will take an average of five to seven minutes to complete. The results will help shape future Vision Zero activities. The survey can be found at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/visionzero/2030plan.html.

For more information about the County’s Vision Zero program, go to the program’s website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/visionzero/

Meeting Accessibility Policy: Montgomery County will provide sign language interpreters and other auxiliary aids or services upon request. Requests should be made with as much advance notice as possible—preferably at least three full business days in advance of the meeting—by contacting Wade Holland at 240-777-2623 or by sending a request to wade.holland@montgomerycountymd.gov. TTY users can use Maryland Relay. Last-minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fulfill.

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Release ID: 20-326
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger 240-205-1915