August 29, 2013

Upcoming Trainings for Pedestrian Safety Volunteers

Building on a successful pedestrian safety volunteer program in Wheaton, the Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Pedestrian Safety Initiative is expanding the outreach effort to its next two target areas -- Silver Spring and Bethesda. Once trained, volunteers in these areas will work with the County to spread the pedestrian safety message.

Learn more about the County’s pedestrian safety program at

To help recruit volunteers in the two communities, the Pedestrian Safety Initiative will host a training session in each area to explain the program and the core messages to be communicated to the public.

The sessions will be held according to the following schedule:
  • Silver Spring Pedestrian Safety Volunteer Training Session --Tuesday, September 3, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place (corner of Ellsworth Dr. and Fenton St.).
  • Bethesda Pedestrian Safety Volunteer Training Session -- Wednesday, September 18, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Bethesda Urban Partnership Offices, 7700 Old Georgetown Rd.
The new volunteers will begin their outreach events at the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on September 7 and Taste of Bethesda on October 5.

For questions about the training sessions and/or volunteering, email MCDOT’s Joana Conklin at  or call 240-777-7195.

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