Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pedestrian Safety in Silver Spring

Working together representatives of the Seven Oaks-Evanswood Citizens Association, the East Silver Spring Citizens Asssociation, the Presidents’ Council of Silver Spring Civic Associations, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Councilmember Valerie Ervin, and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett have strongly advocated for pedestrian friendly solutions throughout Silver Spring

Recently, we conducted a “walkthrough” along Dale Drive to identify solutions for pedestrian safety and traffic calming at key intersections, particularly at Ellsworth, Pershing, Greenbrier, Dartmouth, Mansfield, Hartford and Thayer.

With two schools nearby--Sligo Creek Elementary and Silver Spring International Middle School--neighbors are concerned about speeding vehicles and unsafe intersections. The local civic associations are working with the County Department of Transportation for long-term CIP solutions as well as short-term SPOT solutions to the community's pedestrian challenges.

In this picture, Bruce Altevogt, Seven Oaks Evanswood Citizens Association, Khursheed “KB” Bilgrami Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Alan Bowser, Park Hills Civic Association

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