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Thank You for Making Safety Day a Success!

We hope you had lots of fun and learned some things at our Family Safety Day event. Zeal had a great time meeting so many of you. Check out photos from the event.

National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 6

MCDOT will join the Montgomery County Police Department and other agencies for this annual event which is held the first Tuesday of every August and provides an opportunity for the community to engage with police officers and others in public safety, while enjoying food, entertainment and family activities. The Pedestrian Safety team will participate in the event at the Fair Hill Shopping Center in Olney. View photos from last year.




SRTS In the News

Students Celebrate Bike and Roll to School Day
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Students throughout Montgomery County participated in National Bike and Roll to School Day on May 8, 2024.


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.

View The SRTS Storymap

Safe Routes to School Newsletter

View our current March 2024 issue

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October 2022   |   June 2023   |   August 2023

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