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Programs & Resources

Upcoming Events


Program Updates

 
 

MCPS Community Resource Fair March 1 in Silver Spring

MCPD is hosting a community resource fair and forum on staying safe while walking, biking, and driving! We're partnering with the Department of Recreation, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, and Non-Profit organizations to serve those in need.

Download the flyer: English | Spanish

 

GreenFest Coming Soon at a New Location; Save the Date April 27

The Montgomery County GreenFest is the largest annual environmental festival in Montgomery County, organized by a coalition of public and non-profit partners. This year's event will be at a new location at Black Rock Arts Center in Germantown on April 27, 2024.

See photos from last year's events.

Learn more about the event.

 

 

SRTS In the News

Students, Families Join Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
The annual “Walk and Roll” to School Day was Wednesday, October 4th.
 

 

Rock Creek Valley Elementary School students joined thousands of students across Montgomery County and around the world to participate in Bike & Roll to School Day today, Wednesday, May 3.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
BTSD Press release Montgomery County Maryland (montgomerycountymd.gov)
 

 

NBC4 visited Rock Creek Valley Elementary School students as they cruised to school on bikes Wednesday, May 3 learning about safety along the way.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
News 4 Video segment 5-3-23 Montgomery Co. Schools Highlight Safety on Bike to School Day
 

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.

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Safe Routes to School Newsletter

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