Over the last year and half, we have been working with a group of fabulous volunteers in the Wheaton area, who have helped us spread the word to the community about how to be a safe pedestrian, and how drivers can keep pedestrians safe. We are looking forward to developing a similar volunteer group in our next two target areas for pedestrian safety outreach: Bethesda and Silver Spring. Outreach efforts in these two areas started this past Fall and will continue for the next year.
The County’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative uses a three-pronged approach that coordinates Engineering, Education, and Enforcement with the intention of influencing pedestrian and driver behavior. You can learn more about our program by visiting our website: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/walk. As a volunteer, you will work with us to spread the pedestrian safety message. Prior to participating in outreach activities, we will provide a training session to explain the program and the core messages we communicate to the public.
How do you become a pedestrian safety volunteer? Send an e-mail to or call Joana Conklin at the Department of Transportation, indicating your interest: email@example.com or 240-777-7195.
To view the Pedestrian Safety Volunteer Training Presentation, click here.
We hope you decide to join our group and help to make our streets and sidewalks safer!