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2022 Pedestrian Safety Art Contest Winners Announced

We were very impressed by all the entries. Check out the winning entries Montgomery County, MD School Art Contest (

Zeal's Virtual Safety Week is Back

This weeklong free event, which has been developed for elementary and middle school students and their families, emphasizes the need to be safe and look out for others in all forms of travel.

Families that participate can upload a photo and be randomly chosen to receive a $15 Amazon gift card. Check out the website for activities and details about the photo contest LINK: Safety Week Homepage (

Bike to School Day

Students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff were all encouraged to bike to school on Wednesday, May 4th. We celebrated at Ritchie Park Elementary School in Rockville. Click to see more photos from the event.

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.

View The SRTS Storymap

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