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D.E. Gemmill is Impacting The Vision Zero Movement

bike lane painting Harrisburg PA

D.E. Gemmill is helping our local cities in the Vision Zero Movement to help eliminate traffic related deaths and serious injuries. Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. First implemented in Sweden in the 1990’s, Vision Zero has a proven success rate across Europe- and is now gaining momentum in major American cities.

Every year, more than 40,000 people (the population of a small city) or roughly 100 people per day are needlessly killed on American streets and millions more are injured in traffic accidents. These so-called traffic “accidents” can be easily prevented with an approach that prioritizes traffic safety as a public health issue. Too often people oversee these severe injuries and tragic deaths as inevitable side effects of every day life, but in reality, cities and local municipalities have the power in possibly preventing these traffic collisions by creating safer systems for travel.

Vision Zero is a policy that takes an ethics- based approach to achieving safety for all modes of transportation, with the understanding that transportation systems affect human life and no traffic-related loss of life is acceptable. Initiatives put forth fundamentality to improve traffic safety is based on data, engineering, enforcement and education- ultimately to get to zero traffic deaths and serious injuries. Systematic changes, road systems and related polices are needed to make meaningful progress and effective communities will recognize and commit to the core Vision Zero strategies and principles.  

D.E. Gemmill has been working with contractors on the City of Harrisburg Vision Zero project on 6th street near the Broad Street Market. We completed 315 lineal feet of white thermoplastic pavement markings, 6 “bicycle with rider” thermoplastic legends, 6 arrow thermoplastic legends, as well as a green bike lane pavement markings.

This specialized bike lane treatment called CycleGrip MMAX conveniently combines state of the art Methyl Methacrylate resins with hard wearing aggregate and premium pigments to deliver an extremely durable, highly visible and color stable priority lane delineation treatment that meets the non-slip requirements needed for cyclists. Bike lane pavement markings are used to delineate bike lanes to improve road safety by enhancing bike lane presence in applications such as, but not limited to corridor treatment along the length of a bike lane or cycle track especially at areas where bicycle and vehicular conflict are expected and enhanced safety is needed.

In addition to the thermoplastic pavement markings and green bike lanes our sign crew installed 34 traffic signs and 14 flexible delineators to improve traffic signage and awareness of the new traffic pattern and bike lane. We have also recently completed work in Lancaster City to help aid their Vision Zero efforts.

D.E. Gemmill Inc. is a leading provider of pavement marking and maintenance products and services in South Central PA. In everything we do, our goal is to be innovative, reliable and a quality conscious leader. Our quick ability to embrace new technologies and incorporate feedback to serve our customers leads to mutual success for both our organization and our clients. We are dedicated to promoting safe motorist and bicyclist behavior through education and we would be happy to assist your local town or city come up with a Non-Motorized Transportation plan to help keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe. D.E. Gemmill fully supports the Vision Zero movement and we are excited to impact the movement within our community and local cities with our pavement marking and maintenance services and traffic signage.



Craig Adams, Inc. has used D.E. Gemmill exclusively for our Line Painting and Signage needs since the 90’s.  We have always been very pleased with the quality of work performed, jobs completed in a timely fashion, and at competitive prices, on all size projects.  A great company to do business with!

— B. Keller , General Manager    , W. Craig Adams Inc

It has always been a positive experience working with D.E. Gemmill. It all starts in the estimating department where I can always count on receiving a proposal that is accurate and thorough. Then we have the tough task of scheduling on tight time frame jobs where Cary and Dave always seem to work us in when we need it. The field guys always do their best to bring to our attention possible conflicts that could present problems if they notice something that isn’t quite right.

I would recommend D.E. Gemmill’s services for anyone looking to have professional and quality workmanship on their projects.

— W. Stevens , Project Manager , Mainline Excavating

We wanted to send you a thank you for the great job. The men working were very good and completed their job very professionally. I really like when you have a great team to work with. Again thank you and your crew, we would recommend your company to anyone.

— W. Willders , Westminster Place At Stewartstown

I would like to let you know that the line painting crew (Donnie, Albert, Scott, Tom, and Possum) did a fantastic job this week. It was a pleasure to work with them and the respect they showed me while I was riding along. Please pass my appreciation along to them.

Also if you can get Donnie into singing lessons that would be great.  My ears still feel the pain.


— S. Walker , City of Lebanon – Traffic Shop

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