Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan
The Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan is the first plan to be developed following Montgomery County’s adoption of Vision Zero policy in 2016. The plan seeks to reimagine busy Veirs Mill Road as an integral component of the surrounding neighborhoods by improving connectivity and safety in the public realm. This plan advances Vision Zero through short-term and long-term strategies to improve safety for everyone, whether they travel by foot, bicycle, transit or car.
The plan’s vision, goals and recommendations are reflective of an inclusive dialogue with community residents, property owners, stakeholders and agency partners. The engagement strategies employed through the planning process were awarded the 2018 Harold Foster Award for Distinction in Community Outreach by the National Capital Chapter of the American Planning Association.
The feedback and community advocacy initiated through the plan’s engagement activities have led to important recommendations regarding the role of major transportation corridors, such as Veirs Mill Road, in the county as well as identified strategies to improve safety, connectivity and livability in the neighborhoods that line these corridors. If fully implemented, this plan, with its Vision Zero focus, has the potential to make safety the number one priority and serve as a model for other corridors in our county.
The plan was approved by the Montgomery County Council on April 23, 2019 and adopted by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission on June 19, 2019.