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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Go Montgomery - October 6, 2015
Celebrate Walk to School Day
October 7 is Walk to School Day when communities around the country
celebrate the simple act of walking and bicycling to school. This year’s Montgomery County host
school will be Bells Mill Elementary School. Students, teachers and
parents will gather at Cabin John Middle School at 9 a.m. and then
begin their walk to school at 9:30 a.m. Read more.
MCDOT’s Safe Routes to
School Coordinator Participates in International Panel; Wins Two Grants
MCDOT's Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
Coordinator Nadji Kirby was part of an international panel on Bike
Safety at the Safe Kids Worldwide Conference held at National Harbor
this summer. Her presentation focused on Montgomery County’s Safe
Routes to School bike safety education program and how various partnerships
have been instrumental to its success. Read more.
Ride On Wins Transportation
Association of Maryland Award for Outstanding Program
County’s Ride On bus system has won the Transportation Association of
Maryland (TAM) award for outstanding program for its Bus Route 94
marketing campaign. The award was announced at TAM’s 2015 Expo held
last week. Read more.
MCDOT Wins Grant to Install
Bikeshare Stations in Wheaton
Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has won a
$300,350 Maryland Bikeways Program grant from the Maryland Department
of Transportation (MDOT) to establish a six-station Bikeshare network
in Wheaton. The grant will cover the purchase of the stations and bikes
and the installation of the stations. Read more.
Join Leggett and Roshdieh
for White Flint Transportation Open House
County is hosting an open house on Monday, October 19 so community
residents can learn more about the White Flint Transportation Management
study. Read more.
Distracted Walking Endangers
a September 27 article in the Washington Post by Ashley
Halsey, III, the number of people who think it is acceptable to walk
while texting is increasing. However, pedestrian safety is compromised
during distracted walking. Read the full article.Learn more about the County’s campaign
to reduce pedestrian collisions in parking lots.
Police Conducting Distracted
Driving Enforcements; Reminds Drivers to Give Cyclists Plenty of Space
Saturday, September 26, Montgomery Police 2nd District Commander
Falcinelli sent area residents a community message about safety that
included a caution about distracted driving, which he said is one of
the biggest offenses contributing to crashes. Read more.
Advertising on Bikeshare
Station Signs Will Support Maintenance and Expansion of Bikeshare
Montgomery County Bikeshare stations now have space available on their
signs for advertising. The signs are located in Bethesda and Silver
Spring and at other Bikeshare locations. Ad revenue will be used to
support Bikeshare maintenance and expansion. Montgomery County
has 51 Bikeshare stations in its network
with plans to add 13 more. More information about the ad rates and
locations is available from Brad Falk, Direct Media USA,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work on Park Trails Underway
and runners should use caution while improvements are being made this
fall on several trails in Montgomery Parks. Read more.
October 6, 2015
Highway Services Road
Division of Highway Services (DHS) continues road improvement projects
in October. Schedules are dependent on weather conditions. DHS uses
several different techniques to enhance the quality of the County’s
infrastructure. Read more.
County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is working for you! Read
Request Highway’s Assistance
can submit online requests to MCDOT’s Division of Highway Services to
fix or repair problems on County right-of-ways, including tree
maintenance issues. Read more.