The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced $20.3 million in grants to support improvements for bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity across the state, including $17.8 million in funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives Program.
A Walking School Bus (WSB) is an effective way to increase the number of kids walking to school, address safety concerns, improve school attendance, and reduce air pollution - all while having fun!
Check out how Frederick Elementary School in Baltimore has developed a program that benefits not just the school, but the surrounding community.
International Walk to School Day was held on October 4th, and once again, the students, parents, teachers, and communities in our region responded by participating in impressive numbers. According to the Walk & Bike to School Day website, there were over 460 Walk to School Day events in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia!
On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 30+ advocates and practitioners joined us at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to talk about all things Safe Routes to School in the Greater Washington, DC region!
The exciting lineup of speakers covered a wide range of issues from Washington D.C.’s universal bicycle education program, to regional funding opportunities, equity and public health initiatives, and much more!
Vision Zero continues to gain visibility and support in the Mid-Atlantic region, with Montgomery County (MD) and the city of Alexandria (VA) currentl
The BRTB is seeking your comments on its 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by this Friday, June 23, 2017.
The 2018-2021 TIP lists the regional transportation projects requesting federal funding in the next four years. It includes more than $3 billion in proposed federal, state and local money for highway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects. The funding goes toward maintaining, operating and expanding the transportation system.
The Safe Routes Partnership is shocked and saddened by the news that, across the nation, road traffic injuries and fatalities have increased significantly this year. In the first half of 2016, 19,100 people were killed by traffic crashes in the United States. This equals