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Thanksgiving Parade a Success

It was a beautiful day for a parade! The Zeal and volunteer youth ambassadors led the Ped Safety team who joined the Flash bus and marched in the parade.  It was great engaging with so many people. See you next year!  Photos from the parade.


Walk to School Day Success

Walk to School Day was Wednesday, October 4 and we celebrated this year at Brooke Grove Elementary School in Olney. Lots of visitors attended including our favorite safety mascot, Zeal. Students and school staff enjoyed the festivities and learned important safety tips.

See photos from this year.


The Pedestrian Safety team joined the fun at HalloWheaton on October 29 for Halloween family fun for all ages! Pumpkin and mask painting, crafts projects, s'mores roasting, costume contest and more! See photos from the event.


Walking Wednesdays start October 11

We held 30 Walking Wednesday events at County elementary and middle schools last year and will be back again this year starting in October. These events are held before school to encourage students to walk safely to and from school while having a little fun.

Click here to learn more. We have a few dates left in January this year.



SRTS In the News

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.

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