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Thanksgiving Parade - Silver Spring

MCDOT’s traffic safety zebra, Zeal, made a special guest appearance at the 2021 Thanksgiving parade in Silver Spring to remind parents and students of the importance of practicing safety precautions when walking and biking to and from school, and around the community.

Walk to School Day – Wheaton Woods Elementary School

The SRTS team ended a month-long celebration at Wheaton Woods to celebrate our final Walk to School Day. Zeal distributed safety reflectors and educational materials to all students as they arrived at school.

Walk to School Day – Galway Elementary School

Zeal, Our Traffic Safety Zebra Enjoyed the staff and students at Galway Elementary School for Walk to School Day on 10/20/21. He reminded students to practice safety as they walk to and from school.

Walk to School Day - Argyle Middle School

Thank you to our friends at Argyle Middle School for a wonderful part 2 of Walk to School Day! We started the testing day off with some reminders about pedestrian safety. We wish all students good luck on your exams. It was a SAFETY DAY!

International Walk to School Day - Summit Hall Elementary School

Thank you to our county leaders and the Summit Hall administration and staff for your participation in International Walk to School Day on October 6th. We encourage the students to practice safety and precaution while walking to school.

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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