Representatives of the county’s police division and Division of Transportation and different companions will transient the County Council on Tuesday on Imaginative and prescient Zero, goals to eradicate critical and deadly crashes for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians by 2030.

The council will evaluate varied knowledge and different initiatives aimed toward rising bicycle and pedestrian security countywide in gentle of knowledge that reveals incidents have elevated as site visitors ranges resume with the waning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to knowledge supplied by the county police division, a complete of 14 car occupants and 4 pedestrians died in deadly crashes from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 2021. In 2022, these statistics elevated to 18 car occupants, seven pedestrians and three bicyclists for a similar time interval.

Throughout Monday’s information briefing, council President Gabe Albornoz stated all choices are on the desk relating to options and actions to implementing Imaginative and prescient Zero.

“The sensible actuality is that we’re again at pre-pandemic ranges by way of automobile site visitors in our area,” Albornoz stated. “And now we have to ensure that we take … each step needed to assist mitigate a few of that site visitors, and assist make sure that pedestrians and bikes obtain the next precedence than they’ve prior to now.”

With regards to bettering site visitors security, Montgomery County had been faring effectively in comparison with different native jurisdictions previous to the pandemic. In response to state and police knowledge, the county had the third lowest crash price, at 0.47 per every 100 million car miles traveled, from 2015 to 2019. Solely Howard County and Fairfax County/Metropolis had decrease charges.