Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

Goal:  Increase the number of students in priority communities who walk or bike to school.

Action: The SRTS strategy seeks to increase the number of students in Montgomery County who walk or bike to school. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) performs walkability audits of all Montgomery County Public Schools to ensure students in the walk zone have a safe way to walk or bike to school. Through
a partnership with MCDOT, TCI is conducting an assessment on SRTS within the County. Additionally, TCI is collaborating with the MDCOT to: develop and promote user- friendly SRTS maps for schools, increase
the number of SRTS bicycle and pedestrian educational and safety trainings in priority ZIP codes, and increase collaboration for sustainability between Montgomery County Public Schools and the Department of Transportation for future SRTS programming.

 

Students, teachers, and staff at Gaithersburg Elementary School in Montgomery County took part in National Walk to School Day, October 2019.