New D.C. rules would make it crystal clear: Drivers cannot stop in or otherwise block bike lanes.
In keeping with Montgomery County’s “Vision Zero” initiative, a stretch of Veirs Mill Road is at the center of a newly updated plan by the county’s Planning Board to improve safety conditions between Rockville and Wheaton.
The no turn on red changes require public comment, which is open through Feb. 5. Comments could support or oppose the change specific intersections, or speak more broadly, such as calls for the ban to apply at even more intersections.
A weeklong traffic enforcement blitz is underway throughout D.C., prompted by concerns over a spike in traffic-related fatalities over 2017.
D.C. residents and officials envision a time when the number of pedestrian deaths falls to zero, but with several recent fatal collisions, many are beginning to question why progress has been so slow.
Chanting “no more deaths,” more than 50 cyclists rallied Thursday outside city hall. They want D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to prioritize her “Vision Zero” initiative, which aims for no pedestrian deaths by 2024.
“Vision Zero is an audacious goal,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett. “It is one that we can all embrace and champion together.”
Fifty percent of respondents believe the city is simply trying to generate more money through higher fines; 62 percent oppose the plan as it stands.
The Montgomery County Council has introduced the Vision Zero resolution to make it safer for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Hashing out the details of the District’s “Vision Zero” plan to make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists may take longer than expected.
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