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Poolesville Day

The 30th Annual Poolesville Day is an annual reunion for neighbors. The event fulfills its time-honored reputation as a day for all: young and old, new to the town, and lifelong residents. MCDOT joined in on the celebration and shared safety tips with attendees. Poolesville Day Festival 2022 | Flickr

Wheaton Arts Festival

Show off your artistic talents with MCDOT at the Wheaton Arts Festival! We will be there and have opportunities to draw and color on our pedestrian safety banner. Stop by on September 25 and help us create this art!

Friendship Picnic in Wheaton

MCDOT joined the Friendship Picnic on September 18, 2022 at Wheaton Regional Park. It was a free, safe event with food and activities. 2022 Friendship Picnic Flier ( See photos from the event. Montgomery County Friendship Picnic 2022 | Flickr

Create a Walking School Bus

A walking school bus (WSB) is a safe and fun way for children to get physical activity as they travel (walk) to and from school with adult supervision. Each “bus” walks along a set route with one or more adults leading it, picking children up at designated stops along a predetermined route and walking them to school. Find out how Walking School Bus (

It's Back to School Time

We have been busy preparing for the start of the school year. We were at the MCPS Back to School Fair and got to meet many students and parents. We are also starting to visit schools to share tips for walking and biking to school and information about traffic safety. View our photos. MCPS Back to School Fair 2022 | Flickr

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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Sign up to receive the quarterly Safe Routes to School (SRTS) newsletter to learn about upcoming events, safety tips, engineering updates, and ways to get involved in the program.