Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) recently completed several projects as part of the County Executive’s pedestrian safety initiative. Such investments are intended to reduce the more than 400 pedestrian collisions that currently occur each year.
To enhance safety for students on Bethesda Church Road at Damascus High School, MCDOT installed bump-outs and relocated a crosswalk to make a retail center across the street more accessible. Bump-outs narrow the crossing distance on a road and slow motorists through the area.
On Scenery Drive between Golden Meadow Drive and Sceptre Ridge Terrace, MCDOT installed bump-outs and pedestrian refuge and traffic calming islands.
At the Germantown Transit Center on Aircraft Drive, the traffic lanes were modified to install a new crosswalk and refuge island and additional sidewalk connections were completed.
At the Lake Forest Transit Center on Lost Knife Drive, MCDOT installed a new marked crosswalk and median crossing. A decorative fence was added in the median to discourage jaywalking.
For more information, go to MCDOT’s website.