Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Montgomery County's Safe Routes to School program focuses on two main areas to enhance safety:
Physical Aspects: improve sidewalks, crosswalks, curb extensions and install traffic signs along designated safe routes.
Education: Promote safety, enforce traffic rules, and encourage students to participate in the program.
Walk Your Way Projects – Do
you have an idea of a pedestrian safety project or program you would like to
launch at your school? Apply for a Walk Your Way grant and you could receive up
to $2,000 to help bring your idea to life. Grants will be awarded to teams of
high school students for creating, designing and implementing a pedestrian
safety education program at their high school. Projects from previous years
have ranged from painting sidewalks, to designing and distributing posters and
other materials, to holding a school wide assembly.
Click here for more information and to apply!
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.
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