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MEDIA ADVISORY: 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 leads 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

WHO:          County Executive Marc Elrich
                    County Council President Tom Hucker
                    County Councilmember Andrew Friedson
                    County Councilmember Evan Glass
                    County Councilmember Hans Riemer
                    County DOT 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.


Media Contact: Emily DeTitta, 240-372-2282 or


Release ID: 21-083
Media Contact: Emily DeTitta 240-372-2282

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