News and information about transportation, including roads, transit, hiker-biker trails and pedestrian safety.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Walk to School Day a Big Success This Year
Department of Transportation Director Art Holmes recently joined parents,
teachers, and children around the world to celebrate International Walk to
School Day at the Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School in Silver
Spring. He was joined by Councilmembers Valerie Ervin and Craig
Rice, and other dignitaries The annual
event promotes safer streets, healthier lifestyles, and cleaner air. More than
40 schools across the County celebrated the day with various activities.
Supporters of the event included AAA Mid-Atlantic, Federal
Express, Clif Kid, the Maryland Highway Safety Office, and various County
is upgrading safety at schools, thanks in part to the federal Safe Routes to
School program created in 2005. The
program provides funding that communities can use to retrofit roads and create
sidewalks and bike paths that allow children to safely walk or bike to
school. Funding also supports
enforcement and education campaigns. For
more pedestrian safety information, visit the County’s website.