Saturday, February 1, 2014

Pedestrian Safety Volunteers Needed in Silver Spring and Bethesda


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: joana.conklin@montgomerycountymd.gov 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!

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