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.
As Seasonal Time Change Approaches, Drivers and Pedestrians Urged to Look Out for Each Other
The months of October, November and December are the scariest time of the year for pedestrians in Montgomery County because pedestrian collisions have typically spiked during these months by nearly 40 percent. With the end of daylight savings time on November 3, less daylight hours contribute to the problem. According to federal safety officials, 70 percent of pedestrian fatalities happen during the night time hours. MORE...
County Launches Pedestrian Safety High School Education Program
MCDOT is launching 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 is awarding up to $2,000 to teams of high school students for the creation, design and implementation of a pedestrian safety education program at their high school. MORE...
Silver Spring Jazz Festival and Taste of Bethesda Attendees Take the Pedestrian Safety Pledge
At the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on September 7 and the Taste of Bethesda on October 5,over 200 people pledged to make Montgomery County safer for pedestrians. MORE...
Leggett Announces Availability of First Bikeshare Stations in Montgomery County; Program is First Bikeshare in Maryland
On September 27, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett celebrated the grand opening of the County’s Bikeshare Network, launching the first installment of 51 Bikeshare stations and 450 bikes in Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Rockville, Shady Grove and the Life Sciences Center area. MORE...
Local Officials Urge Drivers, Bicyclists, Pedestrians to Look Out for Each Other
With Daylight Savings Time ending on November 3, school back in session, and Halloween around the corner, regional safety officials came together today to remind drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to pay extra attention to one another on area roadways. MORE...
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....
A Very Successful Walk to School Day
On October 9, over 45 Montgomery County schools participated in the 2013 International Walk to School Day. That's an estimated 18,000 students, parents, and school staff in Montgomery County walking and biking to school that day. MORE...
County Executive Celebrates Pedestrian Safety Improvements in Downtown Wheaton
On August 6, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today celebrated the completion of pedestrian safety improvements on Reedie Drive between Veirs Mill Road and Georgia Avenue in Wheaton that were installed by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). Mr. Leggett also thanked several Pedestrian Safety Volunteers who have been educating the community. MORE...
Volunteers Wanted - Join Our Pedestrian Safety Volunteer Brigade!
Over the past several months, the Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and Police Department (MCPD), in coordination with the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO), have been working with several members of the Wheaton community who are interested in participating in pedestrian safety outreach efforts. 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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