Policy 5

Improve overall safety levels within the County’s transportation network.

  • TM5.1 - Identify areas with high pedestrian accident incidents and implement appropriate traffic-calming measures to increase safety while maintaining designated levels of service.

  • TM5.2 - Expand the use of traffic-calming devices and pedestrian safety features to slow traffic and increase safety for all roadway users. Examples include Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant: 
    • Curb extensions
    • Curb ramps
    • Improved lighting
    • Median islands
    • Raised crosswalks
    • Safety signage
    • Speed cameras

  • TM5.3 - Prioritize pedestrian safety and mobility improvements that have been identified in completed implementation plans and studies prepared by the Planning Department and Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T). Identify a comprehensive funding strategy to construct priority projects.

  • TM5.4 - Develop a countywide multilingual education campaign with the aim of reducing pedestrian accidents and improving pedestrian and bicycle safety.

  • TM5.5 - Coordinate with DPW&T, Maryland Transit Authority (MTA), and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to ensure safe and convenient interline and intermodal transfers and access to stations. Provide adequate lighting along pedestrian corridors and consistent wayfinding signage to stations from neighboring communities.