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Aspen Hill Vision Zero study

In 2016, Montgomery County adopted a Vision Zero resolution and committed to eliminate severe traffic injuries and fatalities by 2030. Under Vision Zero, policy makers and designers work with local stakeholders to ensure safety for all people as they move about their communities. Vision Zero adheres to the premise that traffic deaths are preventable and saving lives is not expensive. The approach to traffic safety emphasizes preventing fatal and severe crashes and integrating human error into policy and infrastructure design.

During the planning process for the 2015 Aspen Hill Minor Master Plan Amendment and the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan, community members expressed interest in an update to the larger 1994 Aspen Hill Master Plan.  Pedestrian safety at major intersections has been a common concern.

The Aspen Hill Vision Zero Study will identify existing barriers to safety and explore ways to improve safety for all road users in the area. The study will rely on traditional data collection and analysis as well as new tools to identify issues and promote solutions. The study will bring together residents, civic associations, local businesses, County Departments, and other stakeholders.

The study area includes the land area between Georgia and Connecticut Avenues that extends north of the intersection to Bel Pre Road and south of the intersection to Matthew Henson Park. This area has high numbers of collisions per square mile. Commercial developments within the study area are concentrated near Georgia Avenue, Connecticut Avenue, and Aspen Hill Road, including Northgate Shopping Center, Aspen Hill Shopping Center, Aspen Manor Shopping Center, and stand-alone Home Depot and Kmart stores.

Upcoming Events

8/7/2018 – Tabling at National Night Out at the Mid-County Recreation Center (2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906) from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

 

Last Updated: August 14, 2018