Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Montgomery County's Safe Routes to
School program focuses on two main areas to enhance safety:
Physical Aspects: improve sidewalks,
crosswalks, curb extensions and install traffic signs along designated safe
Education: Promote safety, enforce
traffic rules, and encourage students to participate in the program.
Walk Your Way Projects – Do
you have an idea of a pedestrian safety project or program you would like to
launch at your school? Apply for a Walk Your Way grant and you could receive up
to $2,000 to help bring your idea to life. Grants will be awarded to teams of
high school students for creating, designing and implementing a pedestrian
safety education program at their high school. Projects from previous years
have ranged from painting sidewalks, to designing and distributing posters and
other materials, to holding a school wide assembly.
Click here for more information and to apply!
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a nationwide program that aims to
significantly improve safety for students who walk and bike to school.
County Safe Routes
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
- To plan and
build projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic,
fuel consumption, and air pollution.