Patrick will work to prevent crime and ensure good communication between residents and police, and make our transportation networks safer for all users, including cyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and people with disabilities.
Provided additional investment in our city contract police force. Patrick prioritized fighting crime in our and helped increase investment in our city's contract police force. This provides additional patrols on our city streets and has contributed to a consistent decrease in crime around the city over the past 8 years.
Enacted a Complete Streets plan to safely accommodate pedestrians and cyclists on all of our city streets. While serving as a leader on regional transportation planning bodies, Patrick helped obtain funding for and worked with city staff to develop a plan and enact a policy to provide "complete streets" around the city. With the goal of safely accommodating all users - including pedestrians, cyclists, people with disabilities and seniors - on all of our city streets. This will allow the city to identify priority improvements like sidewalks, bike lanes, and safe crosswalks to allow people to get around the city more safely without using their cars.
Collaborated with Prince George's County to allow the city to install pedestrian safety features at crosswalks on Rhode Island Ave. in north College Park. The county had been resistant to installing any new pedestrian safety measures on Rhode Island Ave., but Patrick worked with city staff and his Council colleagues to develop an agreement with the county where the city could install several new pedestrian signals. These features have made it easier for residents to safely cross Rhode Island Ave. by bike or by foot, especially near Duvall Field and Hollywood Elementary School.