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For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 10, 2022

Eleven pedestrian deaths and 480 non-fatal injuries on county roads in 2021

Rockville, MD—Join Council Vice President Evan Glass on Saturday, February 12, for his third annual event highlighting the importance of “Vision Zero” programs to reduce roadway injuries and fatalities. Special guests include National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy, Congressman Jamie Raskin, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and elected officials from Rockville and Annapolis.

“For too long we’ve considered pedestrian and cyclist traffic injuries as inevitable side effects of modern life,” said Council Vice President Evan Glass, a member of the Transportation and Environment Committee. “But the reality is that we can and must prevent these tragedies by taking a proactive approach to reimagining our roads so that they work for all users.”

The event will take place at the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road, an intersection where a 59-year-old woman was recently killed by a hit and run driver. The Veirs Mill Road corridor, which carries 43,000 cars per day, is home to mostly Latino immigrant communities and businesses, and has seen an alarming increase in pedestrian-related incidents. Montgomery County’s Vision Zero plan calls for eliminating serious and fatal collisions on county roads for drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists by 2030. 

Who: Federal, state and local leaders

What: Vision Zero Walk 2022

Where: 12207 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton (Korean Korner parking lot)

When: Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. 

**Public RSVP @ 

**Media contact: [email protected]

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Evan Glass is an At-Large member of the Montgomery County Council. He serves on the Transportation and Environment (T&E) Committee and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee, where he is the Council’s lead on Homelessness and Vulnerable Communities. Councilmember Glass also serves as the Montgomery County Council’s representative on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (COG) National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Transportation Committee and its Large UrbanCounty Caucus. Councilmember Glass is the first LGBTQ+ member of the Montgomery County Council.

Release ID: 22-059
Media Contact: Valeria Carranza
Categories: Evan Glass