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Safe Routes To School

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:

  • Physical Aspects: improve sidewalks, crosswalks, curb extensions and install traffic signs in the vicinity of schools.
  • Education: Promote safety, enforce traffic rules, and encourage students to participate in the program.
  • Learn more.

Virtual Safety Week

Virtual Safety Week is May 17-21st! We'll have a week of fun-filled, interactive activities to help you walk, bike, and ride safely. We'll be giving 20 participants a $15 Amazon gift card! Find all the details at


Helmet Decorating Contest

It’s time to get creative: MoCo Safe Routes to School is launching a Helmet Decorating Contest from May 1-5! Head over to the Instagram page @MoCoSRTS to see how to enter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. You can also enter by emailing a photo of your decorated helmet to