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Programs & Resources

Upcoming Events

Program Updates

Summerfest 2022

MCDOT will be at Gaithersburg's Summerfest on July 2 sharing tips for staying safe while walking and biking. Look for our tent and say hello!

Taste of Wheaton

Wheaton's signature food event highlights downtown Wheaton's delicious and diverse restaurants and unique businesses. MCDOT will be there sharing tips for staying safe while walking and biking. Check out the photos!

Bike Month

The SRTS team partnered with Montgomery County Recreation to conduct a 10-stop Bike Rodeo Tour in May and June. We are on track to educate over 300 young people about the bicycle ABC's, Rules of the Road, Proper Helmet Fitting, and Communicating with Hand Signals. See photos from these events.

Hometown Holidays

Did you see us at Hometown Holidays in Rockville over Memorial Day weekend? We saw 1,200 people! Check out the photos from this event. And keep an eye out for us this summer. We may be at your favorite summer festival.

About Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a nationwide program that aims to significantly improve safety for students who walk and bike to school. The three main goals of the program are:

  • To enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bike to school.
  • To make biking and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation choice, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age.
  • To plan and build projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution.

Montgomery County’s Safe Routes to School program focuses on two main areas to enhance safety:

  • Education: Promote safety, enforce traffic rules, and encourage students to participate in the program.
  • Engineering: improve sidewalks, crosswalks, curb extensions and install traffic signs in the vicinity of schools.

View The SRTS Storymap

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