Warmer Weather Prompts Increased Outdoor Activity and Safety Enforcement
With more people walking and biking, transportation officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are urging drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, to take extra care and watch for each other when traveling around the region. To make sure they do, law enforcement agencies will be on the lookout for anyone not following traffic safety laws and will ticket and fine violators – whether on foot, a bike, or behind the wheel. The "Street Smart" campaign urging drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution kicked off on April 17 and will run through May 11. MORE...
County Plans Traffic Calming for Plyers Mill Road
On Friday, March 21, 2014, Montgomery County Department of Transportation attended a community meeting sponsored by the Kensington Heights Civic Association. County officials discussed with residents plans for improving pedestrian safety by constructing traffic calming features, sidewalks, and enhanced pedestrian crossings on Plyers Mill Road between Drumm Avenue and Georgia Avenue. To review plans for Plyers Mill Road, or to find out how you can submit comments, issues, or concerns, click here.
Leggett Launches Spanish/English Pedestrian Safety Education Campaign; First Story Installment of Graphic Novel Style Ads Conveys Serious Message about Staying Safe While Crossing the Street
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today launched a new public education campaign about the consequences of failing to practice safe pedestrian behaviors. The ads use an eye-catching graphic novel format in both English and Spanish. The first in a series, the ads appear on Ride On buses and in bus shelters located in the first five High Incidence Areas (HIAs) designated by the County as having the highest concentrations of pedestrian collisions. MORE...
Heads Up in Parking Lots
In 2012, there were 423 reported pedestrian collisions in Montgomery County. Of these collisions, 125, or about 30 percent, occurred in parking lots and garages – a 39 percent increase in one year and the third consecutive year that collisions in parking lots increased. Visit Parking Lot Safety.
County Launches Pedestrian Safety High School Education Program
This year, MCDOT launched the Walk Your Way Grant Project to educate high school students about the importance of pedestrian safety. Through the Walk Your Way Grant Project, the County awarded grants to teams of high school students for the creation, design and implementation of a pedestrian safety education program at their high school. These projects will be implemented this coming Spring. MORE...
Bikeshare is Open in Montgomery County!
Over 50 bikeshare stations are now operational in Takoma Park, Friendship Heights, Silver Spring, Bethesda, and Rockville/Shady Grove. Grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation, and the Federal Transit Administration, together with County funding and contributions from the City of Rockville, and the Chevy Chase Land Company are providing the seeds for Bikeshare in Montgomery County. Free bikeshare memberships are available for those who meet income eligibility requirements. MORE...
National Bike to School Day is on May 7
This year National Bike to School Day takes place on Wednesday, May 7, 2014! This day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and build on the energy of National Bike Month. Montgomery County is encouraging all schools and groups to register and participate! FIND OUT HOW...
Montgomery County Police Focus Enforcement Efforts on Pedestrian Safety
The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) has been focusing enforcement efforts on pedestrian safety. MCPD has been conducting a number of operations at locations with marked crosswalks and areas that have been identified as pedestrian High Incidence Areas (HIAs) -- those with more pedestrian collisions. Police are issuing citations to both drivers and pedestrians who are breaking the law. MORE....
Volunteers Wanted - Join Our Pedestrian Safety Volunteer Brigade!
Over the past couple of years, the Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and Police Department (MCPD), in coordination with the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO), have been working with members of the community who are interested in participating in pedestrian safety outreach efforts. New volunteers are always welcome to join our group! MORE...
County Continues Investment in Piney Branch High Incidence Area
Two new crosswalks with pedestrian refuge islands and flashing beacons to warn motorists are the latest improvements in a multi-year effort to enhance safety along Piney Branch Road between Flower Avenue and the Prince George's County line. MORE...
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