Upcoming Events


Program Updates

Taste of Bethesda​

The 31st annual Taste of Bethesda is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th from 11am - 4pm, and will feature Bethesda's best restaurants, five stages of live entertainment, an activity area for kids and teams from Montgomery County including Pedestrian Safety - stop by our tent. Learn more about the event.


Annual 5th District Police Station and Fire Station 29 Open House​

Join the Pedestrian Saftey team at the annual 5th District Police Station and Fire Station 29 Open House is from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28.  There will be activities for the entire family, including public safety demonstrations, police and fire and rescue vehicles on display, music, and games. The event is held outdoors on Aircraft Drive (adjacent to the Police and Fire Station).  The road is closed during the 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.