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.
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?
1. Send an e-mail to or call Joana Conklin at the Department of Transportation, indicating your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-777-7195.
2. Plan to attend our Pedestrian Safety outreach booth at the following upcoming events:
Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade
Saturday, November 23
9am - noon
Downtown Silver Spring
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!