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Walk to School Day (Part 2) 10/13/21

Thank you to our friends at Argyle Middle School for a wonderful part 2 of Walk to School Day! We started the testing day off with some reminders about pedestrian safety. We wish all students good luck on your exams. It was a SAFETY DAY!

Summit Hall Elementary School – International Walk to Scholl Day

Thank you to our county leaders and the Summit Hall administration and staff for your participation in International Walk to School Day on October 6th. We encourage the students to practice safety and precaution while walking to school.

Takoma Park Street Festival

The SRTS team attended the Takoma Park Street Festival to promote pedestrian and bike safety. We hope everyone remembers to use their safety tips!

Burtonville Day Parade

Our Traffic Safety Mascot Zeal participates in the Burtonsville Day Parade to distribute reflective bags and encourge children to be safe while walking and biking.

Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival

Thank you to our County Executive Marc Elrich and all the families that stopped by our table at the Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival. We encourge you to continue to walk and bike safely.

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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