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3rd Annual Art Contest Coming Soon

Montgomery County Safe Routes to School Program is hosting its annual Pedestrian Safety Art Contest to raise awareness about pedestrian safety with elementary school aged children. Students are encouraged to use their creative thinking and unique artwork to educate themselves and others about pedestrian safety.  The contest opens March 27 and runs through April 30. 

Walking Wednesdays are Underway

Walking Wednesday events are held on Wednesdays throughout the school year when school is in session. Students are encouraged to walk to school safely on these days and celebrate and learn about safety tips when they get to school. If your school is interested, sign up today! Montgomery County Safe Routes to School (SRTS) (

See photos from Walking Wednesday events
Walking Wednesday- Westbrook Elementary School | Flickr

Create a Walking School Bus

A walking school bus (WSB) is a safe and fun way for children to get physical activity as they travel (walk) to and from school with adult supervision. Each “bus” walks along a set route with one or more adults leading it, picking children up at designated stops along a predetermined route and walking them to school. Find out how Walking School Bus (

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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Sign up to receive the quarterly Safe Routes to School (SRTS) newsletter to learn about upcoming events, safety tips, engineering updates, and ways to get involved in the program.