Upcoming Events


Program Updates

Heads Up Phones Down Contest Now Open​

Attention high school students! Show us what you know and help educate others by creating a video promoting pedestrian safety! You can be the writer, producer, director, and the star! Create a 30-second video promoting the importance of focusing on your surroundings and not your phone while walking, driving, or riding a bike. Learn more about the contest and submit your videos here by February 29, 2024.


GreenFest Coming Soon at a New Location; Save the Date April 27

The Montgomery County GreenFest is the largest annual environmental festival in Montgomery County, organized by a coalition of public and non-profit partners. This year's event will be at a new location at Black Rock Arts Center in Germantown on April 27, 2024. See photos from last year's events

Learn more about the event at Montgomery County GreenFest.


Pedestrian Safety Team at the MVAs this Winter

The MCDOT Pedestrian Safety Team is partnering with the Motor Vehicle Administration during the winter months to share tips on driving safely and being an alert pedestrian. Keep an eye out for us and stop by to learn new safety tips.

See photos from a recent event.

Learn about Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons

A pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB) is designed to help pedestrians safely cross busy streets by providing a protected crossing. While slightly different in appearance than typical traffic signals, pedestrian activation of this beacon is performed like other push-button activated traffic signals in the County.  Ultimately, activating the PHB displays a red signal indicating stopping traffic, allowing pedestrians to cross the road with a WALK signal. We are planning visits to neighborhoods in the County to talk about how to activate and use PHB’s.
Learn more about Pedestrian Safety.

PBH Outreach (Tuckerman lane) - Grosvenor Metro Station | Flickr PBH OUTREACH - Democracy Blvd & Davis Library (Giant Foods) | Flickr PBH Outreach (Summit & Brookfield) - Safeway, Kensington | Flickr

Take the Pledge for Safety

Pledge to be safe while walking, biking, or driving in and around Montgomery County.


Programs and Projects

As an ongoing commitment to the safety of Montgomery County residents, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation administers a variety of pedestrian and traffic programs aimed at educating students, bikers, and residents of Montgomery County on the importance of transportation safety and awareness.


Improving Safety in Montgomery County

By combining the three E's of pedestrian safety - Engineering, Education, and Enforcement - MCDOT is implementing engineering improvements on county roadways, public education campaigns, and targeted enforcement of traffic laws. These efforts have shown signs of reducing the frequency and severity of pedestrian collisions.

How We Work with VisionZero

Vision Zero roadway safety program seeks to eliminate and reduce pedestrian-related collision and fatalities to zero (0), by 2030. The program focuses on introducing a safe systems approach to education and training, improving the engineering of infrastructure for high-injury area, maintenance of quick-action traffic incident response, traffic safety enforcement, and state policy safety plans.