Upcoming Events

Program Updates

Family Wellness Day​

Join the Pedestrian Safety team for JSSA's Family Wellness Day on Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. This FREE event will have lots of family-friendly activities. Learn more about the event.

Montgomery County Ag Fair​

MCDOT was once again at the Fair sharing resources and safety giveaways.  We engaged with 23,000 attendees! See photos.

Back to School Events​

It's that time of year! We will be attending events. Invite us to your event and fill out our form.

Check out photos from the Back to School Jam at Montgomery Village Middle School and the MCPS Back to School Fair.   

Kensington Labor Day Festival 2023

We had so much fun at the Kensington Labor Day festival on Monday, September 4. We had safety giveaways and shared important information for staying safe while getting to school or work. See photos from the event.

Learn about Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons

A pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB) is designed to help pedestrians safely cross busy streets by providing a protected crossing. While slightly different in appearance than typical traffic signals, pedestrian activation of this beacon is performed like other push-button activated traffic signals in the County.  Ultimately, activating the PHB displays a red signal indicating stopping traffic, allowing pedestrians to cross the road with a WALK signal. We are planning visits to neighborhoods in the County to talk about how to activate and use PHB’s.
Learn more about Pedestrian Safety.

PBH Outreach (Tuckerman lane) - Grosvenor Metro Station | Flickr PBH OUTREACH - Democracy Blvd & Davis Library (Giant Foods) | Flickr PBH Outreach (Summit & Brookfield) - Safeway, Kensington | Flickr

Take the Pledge for Safety

Pledge to be safe while walking, biking, or driving in and around Montgomery County.


Programs and Projects

As an ongoing commitment to the safety of Montgomery County residents, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation administers a variety of pedestrian and traffic programs aimed at educating students, bikers, and residents of Montgomery County on the importance of transportation safety and awareness.


Improving Safety in Montgomery County

By combining the three E's of pedestrian safety - Engineering, Education, and Enforcement - MCDOT is implementing engineering improvements on county roadways, public education campaigns, and targeted enforcement of traffic laws. These efforts have shown signs of reducing the frequency and severity of pedestrian collisions.

How We Work with VisionZero

Vision Zero roadway safety program seeks to eliminate and reduce pedestrian-related collision and fatalities to zero (0), by 2030. The program focuses on introducing a safe systems approach to education and training, improving the engineering of infrastructure for high-injury area, maintenance of quick-action traffic incident response, traffic safety enforcement, and state policy safety plans.