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2014 Greater Washington DC Safe Routes to School Regional Meeting

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the Greater Washington DC Safe Routes to School Regional Network hosted its annual meeting. The agenda, presentations and a meeting summary are now available on this page.

Case Studies from the Greater Washington, D.C. Region

Communities are tackling Safe Routes to School, walking and bicycling in various ways throughout the Greater Washington region. Policies and programs that support Safe Routes to School, walking and bicycling are highlighted below. These examples are from right here in the Greater Washington region and are models for other communities in our region.

Fact Sheets

  • Implementing Complete Streets policies: Complete Streets policies ensure that all users of all abilities are considered when designing, building and maintaining a road. Arlington, VA and Washington, DC have not only successful Complete Streets policies but successful implementation.
  • Policies that advance walking and bicycling: Three communities have taken different approaches to ensuring their safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Greater Washington Region Featured in the News

Greater Washington Region Featured in other Publications

The National Center for Safe Routes to School Getting Results: SRTS Programs that Reduce Speeding and Distracting Driving profiles three Greater Washington region communities – Rockville, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Alexandria, Virginia.

The National Center also profiles Alexandria City Public Schools, Virginia Safe Routes to School program.

Active Living by Design has case studies on both the Arlington, Virginia Safe Routes to School program and the Montgomery County, Maryland pedestrian impact statement.

Takoma Park, Maryland is featured on the Maryland page of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership website as a success story for the state.

National Resources

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership Resource Center and Safe Routes to School National Center host a wealth of resources, including: fact sheets, studies, archived webinars, and toolkits for Walk and Bicycle to School Day. If you need assistance in finding specific resources, please contact the Regional Policy Manager, Marieannette Otero.

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