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Mark Your Calendars for Walk to School Day

Walk to School Day will be Wednesday, October 4 this year at Brooke Grove Elementary School in Olney. Lots of visitors will attend including our favorite safety mascot, Zeal. Students and school staff enjoyed the festivities and learned important safety tips.

See photos from the 2022 event .

Invite Us to Your Back-to-School Events

The SRTS team loves to attend back-to-school events! Invite us to your picnics, BBQs, club fairs, and health and wellness fairs. If you'd like us to attend an event, submit this brief form with the details.

See photos from some of the 2022 events.

Walking Wednesdays Coming Soon

We held 30 Walking Wednesday events at County elementary and middle schools last year and will be back again this year starting in October. These events are held before school to encourage students to walk safely to and from school while having a little fun.

Click here to learn more . Request an Event by selecting an open date starting in October on the online registration form so your school can participate in this fun and educational event.




SRTS In the News

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 (


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.

View The SRTS Storymap

Safe Routes to School Newsletter

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