This month, MCDOT’s Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations has organized teams to spread the word about pedestrian safety at many events in Bethesda and Silver Spring. The most recent was the Silver Spring Zombie Walk that was held on October 24. Team members with billboard backpacks interacted with pedestrians, handed out glow sticks and promoted pedestrian safety and increased visibility. They encouraged safe practices, such as wearing bright or reflective clothing at night, using the crosswalk at all times and looking both ways before crossing the street.
Law enforcement officers made sure that people were using crosswalks and following traffic safety laws.
See event photos on Flickr.