Montgomery Planning Creates Innovative Pedestrian Prioritization Tool

Montgomery Planning has created a tool that can help prioritize locations for pedestrian infrastructure improvements.

Montgomery Planning is developing Montgomery County’s first Pedestrian Master Plan to make walking and rolling safer, more comfortable, more convenient, and more accessible for all pedestrians. To guide the creation of the plan’s nearly 100 draft recommendations, Montgomery Planning collected data on existing conditions throughout the county and on pedestrian perspectives about how safe, convenient, and accessible it is to walk and roll here.

According to the Montgomery Planning website, the pedestrian tool allows residents to share their priorities for improving the pedestrian experience with the county.

The tool identifies 10 factors (characteristics or community conditions) that can help prioritize locations for pedestrian infrastructure improvements. Descriptions of the Pedestrian Prioritization Tool factors are below. Assign 100 points across the different factors, based on what you value most in improving the pedestrian experience in Montgomery County. When you are finished, the tool’s map will display the areas your scoring would prioritize. Please note the Cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg are not included in the Pedestrian Prioritization Tool map because these areas are outside of Montgomery Planning’s jurisdiction.

Learn more about the tool and Pedestrian Master Plan.