|New Midblock Crosswalk Installed on Piney Branch Road|
In 2010 and 2011, MCDOT upgraded sidewalks and ADA ramps in the corridor. Through agreements with PEPCO, additional street lights were installed and other lights were brightened. In 2011, traffic signal upgrades for pedestrians were installed, with more now being planned in cooperation with the State.
Additional resources were spent on extensive grassroots education, and Police conducted intensive enforcement, writing 700 citations to both pedestrians and motorists. Pedestrian collisions here are now down 36 percent since this effort began.