Pedestrian Master Plan

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Help Make Rockville More Walkable!

The City of Rockville is developing the city's first Pedestrian Master Plan! This plan will help guide the development, construction, and maintenance of safe, convenient, and equitable pedestrian facilities across the city.

This project builds on the success of Rockville's commitment to Vision Zero – a pledge to eliminate all traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries. A major part of the Vision Zero Action Plan is to improve the pedestrian experience to provide safer pathways throughout Rockville.

We look to you to help identify problem areas and places you enjoy *walking and rolling in the city to help us make Rockville more walkable and safer for all modes of transportation.

This plan will be a comprehensive assessment of the city's pedestrian facilities and policies, and will identify areas for investment as well as recommend updates to Rockville's sidewalk prioritization, Complete Streets and multimodal transportation review.

Pedestrian Master Plan Vision

Developed in collaboration with the Rockville Pedestrian Advocacy Committee, the Pedestrian Master Plan envisions:

Rockville as the most walkable city in Maryland and prioritizing the pedestrian experience in all aspects of civic life. Whether walking or rolling, Rockville's residents and visitors should be able to travel safely, comfortably, and directly for recreational, economic, and social purposes.

This plan acknowledges walking or rolling as a part of every trip, regardless of purpose or mode and everybody has the right to be able to walk or roll safely in Rockville.

The city recognizes that pedestrian facilities for safe, direct and convenient walking and rolling provides utility and amenity value to Rockville, contributing to equitable transportation, improved public health outcomes, reduced impact to the environment, and enhanced public spaces for better economic and social activity.

In Rockville, the pedestrian experience is a fundamental consideration in planning, design and implementation. This plan will help guide the city to fulfill its goals to improve safe transportation, encourage healthier lifestyles and provide opportunities for all residents.

How can you help?

The City of Rockville wants to know your opinion of the walking and rolling environment in Rockville. Please take a moment to answer questions in our Pedestrian Survey, point our key pedestrian areas on the Community Map, and share any Ideas you may have. These tools are all available below. And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to submit a question and we'll be sure to follow up. Lastly, you can also click on the resources link to the side to learn about the existing policies and practices that the city follows when it comes to building and maintaining the pedestrian environment.

*What's walking/rolling mean?

You may have noticed that we refer to pedestrian travel as walking and rolling. These are general terms to describe individual mobility for all abilities that does not include motor vehicles or bicycles. This includes walking; running; walking with the use of a white cane, audio-assistance device or walker; riding a wheelchair; or using a knee-walker, mobility scooter or a stroller, among others.

Help Make Rockville More Walkable!

The City of Rockville is developing the city's first Pedestrian Master Plan! This plan will help guide the development, construction, and maintenance of safe, convenient, and equitable pedestrian facilities across the city.

This project builds on the success of Rockville's commitment to Vision Zero – a pledge to eliminate all traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries. A major part of the Vision Zero Action Plan is to improve the pedestrian experience to provide safer pathways throughout Rockville.

We look to you to help identify problem areas and places you enjoy *walking and rolling in the city to help us make Rockville more walkable and safer for all modes of transportation.

This plan will be a comprehensive assessment of the city's pedestrian facilities and policies, and will identify areas for investment as well as recommend updates to Rockville's sidewalk prioritization, Complete Streets and multimodal transportation review.

Pedestrian Master Plan Vision

Developed in collaboration with the Rockville Pedestrian Advocacy Committee, the Pedestrian Master Plan envisions:

Rockville as the most walkable city in Maryland and prioritizing the pedestrian experience in all aspects of civic life. Whether walking or rolling, Rockville's residents and visitors should be able to travel safely, comfortably, and directly for recreational, economic, and social purposes.

This plan acknowledges walking or rolling as a part of every trip, regardless of purpose or mode and everybody has the right to be able to walk or roll safely in Rockville.

The city recognizes that pedestrian facilities for safe, direct and convenient walking and rolling provides utility and amenity value to Rockville, contributing to equitable transportation, improved public health outcomes, reduced impact to the environment, and enhanced public spaces for better economic and social activity.

In Rockville, the pedestrian experience is a fundamental consideration in planning, design and implementation. This plan will help guide the city to fulfill its goals to improve safe transportation, encourage healthier lifestyles and provide opportunities for all residents.

How can you help?

The City of Rockville wants to know your opinion of the walking and rolling environment in Rockville. Please take a moment to answer questions in our Pedestrian Survey, point our key pedestrian areas on the Community Map, and share any Ideas you may have. These tools are all available below. And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to submit a question and we'll be sure to follow up. Lastly, you can also click on the resources link to the side to learn about the existing policies and practices that the city follows when it comes to building and maintaining the pedestrian environment.

*What's walking/rolling mean?

You may have noticed that we refer to pedestrian travel as walking and rolling. These are general terms to describe individual mobility for all abilities that does not include motor vehicles or bicycles. This includes walking; running; walking with the use of a white cane, audio-assistance device or walker; riding a wheelchair; or using a knee-walker, mobility scooter or a stroller, among others.

Page last updated: 26 Nov 2022, 02:51 PM