Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wheaton Pedestrian Safety Volunteers Making a Difference

A group of community volunteers are making a real difference in the Wheaton area as they help to spread the word about pedestrian safety with help from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), the Montgomery County Police Department and the County’s Fire and Rescue Service, in coordination with the Maryland Highway Safety Office. The volunteers have been reaching out to attendees at fairs, festivals and community meetings and pedestrians on the street, distributing reusable bags containing pedestrian safety information.

The community members represent neighborhood civic associations, including Connecticut Avenue Estates, Montclair Manor and Rock Creek Palisades, as well as the Hispanic/Latino community. A YouTube video highlights some of their activities over the last few months.

Those who want to volunteer their assistance should contact Joana Conklin with MCDOT’s pedestrian safety program at 240.777.7195 or by email.