Upcoming Events


Program Updates

Thank You for Making Safety Day a Success!

We hope you had lots of fun and learned some things at our Family Safety Day event. Zeal had a great time meeting so many of you. Check out photos from the event.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day​

MCDOT's Pedestrian Safety joined the 14th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Silver Spring to provide road and pedestrian safety tips for its Older Adult Safety Forum. The event featured information about County resources and activities, like music and yoga, for seniors. View photos from the event.



Sandy Spring Community Day

Join the Pedestrian Safety Team at this community event for food trucks, vendors, a moon bounce, face painting and more.  We will provide road and pedestrian safety tips and join in on the celebration. Hope to see you there! 

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.


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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.

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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.