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The Importance of Vision Zero

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 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.

Six Elements of the Vision Zero Strategy:Traditional vs Vision Zero

  • Education 
  • Emergency Response
  • Engineering
  • Enforcement
  • Evaluation
  • Equity

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.

Check out the Action Plan!

Vision Zero Action Plan Cover Page

Check out the brochure!

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Vision Zero High Injury Network

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What's New

  1. Vision Zero Traffic Garden for Children
  2. Back to School Supplies Giveaway with County Police
  3. Bike to Work Day 2021
  4. Langley Park Improvements
  5. Vision Zero Presentation to County Council

The County’s first Traffic Garden opened for  public use on May 21, 2021 (Bike to Work Day) at the Perrywood Elementary School in Upper Marlboro. The Department of Public Works and Transportation, in partnership with M-NCPPC Parks Division and Prince George’s County Public Schools, installed the mini streetscape and we would like to build more traffic gardens later this year.

A Traffic Garden provides children and families a fun space to learn the rules of the road away from street traffic. Children can use scooters, bicycles, wheelchairs, or walk on the small scale streets and road features like pedestrian crosswalks, roundabout, and railroad crossing. We invite kids and families to visit the Traffic Garden when the Perrywood Elementary school is not in session to learn valuable bicycle safety skills and have fun.

Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Bike Rodeo

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police Prince George's County Division along with the Push'N Pedals Cycling Group held a bike rodeo outside the Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center on Thursday, July 22, 2021, and hosted a ride through Watkins Regional Park. At the rodeo, DPW&T staff helped guide participants through the Vision Zero Prince George's Traffic Garden, which is open to the public when school is out of session during weekday evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Neighborhood Traffic Management Program

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

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Vision Zero, please contact us at VisionZeroPrinceGeorges@co.pg.md.us