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Walk, Bike, Drive Safety Initiative: Change to Residential Enforcement Automated Speed Enforcement

The Mayor and Council adopted Ordinance  2024-OR-03 regarding Residential District Automated Speed Monitoring on June 3rd. Now that the ordinance has been adopted it will become effective on June 23, 2024.

The change to Residential Enforcement Districts would allow for automated speed enforcement to occur every day and at all times. While the current speed monitoring program may serve effectively during weekday school hours it does not allow for enforcement in the later evening hours, at night, early morning hours, or on weekends. This change would support the Town’s Vision and Commitment to Transportation as well as the Walk, Bike, Drive Safety Initiative through modifying driver behavior 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Several neighboring jurisdictions such as College Park, Bowie, Cheverly, and Edmonston have already adopted the Residential Enforcement District approach to improving safety. This proposed change to Residential Enforcement Districts would not affect Rivertech Court which would remain a School Zone because it is primarily nonresidential. At this time, additional automated enforcement camera locations are not being proposed.

As a reminder, the locations of the Automated Speed Enforcement cameras are listed below. Drivers are also reminded that the speed limit on Town roads is 20 miles per hour.

  • East West Highway and Taylor Road (Eastbound)
  • East West Highway and Taylor Road (Westbound)
  • 5700 Block Taylor Road
  • Riverdale Road in front of Riverdale ES
  • Good Luck Road at Silk Tree Drive
  • Rivertech Court (Between Lafayette Avenue and River Road)

If you have any questions about the Automated Speed Enforcement Program, please contact Officer Marissa Davis at mdavis@riverdaleparkmd.gov.