The County Executive launched Vision Zero Prince George's on July 25, 2019 as a countywide strategy to eliminate traffic-related serious injuries and deaths by 2040. Led by the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, Vision Zero can be achieved through a holistic approach that brings together different stakeholders within the community to work toward zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways.
Prince George’s County is using a multifaceted approach to create a safe transportation system. We have developed the Vision Zero Action Plan as a roadmap to achieve zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways. The Action plan is data-driven, innovative, and action-oriented and builds on the Prince George's County Strategic Roadway Safety Plan 2017 - 2020. You can check out the Vision Zero Action Plan here.
The Department of Public Works and Transportation is responsible for over 2,000 miles of arterial, collector, and residential roadways. To provide greater traffic safety for all roadway users, DPW&T implements the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.
The Neighborhood Traffic Management Program helps reduce speeds and impacts of cut-through traffic on residential streets, while preserving access for emergency vehicles, buses, and other users. Traffic calming improvements such as speed humps, chokers, sidewalks, crosswalks and signs may be installed on residential streets through this program. To learn more about how this program can help improve your neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Traffic Issues page.
If you see a County roadway that needs repairs report it by calling 311 or by visiting CountyClick311
Prince George’s County recognizes that the loss of even one life or serious injury on our roads is unacceptable. The data-driven approach of Vision Zero reveals that vehicle crashes are predictable, and thus preventable. Crash data shows that there is a clear need for safety improvements on our roadways. The key to success in achieving vision Zero is a combined approach using the six essential elements for a safe transportation system.
Explore these Street Smart testimonials from individuals who have shared their crash stories to bring awareness to pedestrian and bicycle safety, and learn how serious injuries and deaths from traffic incidents impact our community.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Vision Zero, please contact us at VisionZeroPrinceGeorges@co.pg.md.us