Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety 

Focus Areas: 

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.

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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! 

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Tip Sheet

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a nationwide program that aims to significantly improve safety for students who walk and bike to school.

Montgomery County Safe Routes

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.