Street Smart is a regional public safety campaign that has addressed the challenges of pedestrian and bicyclist safety since 2002. Street Smart urges pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to stay safe by following the law and sharing the road safely. Visit the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government's Street Smart website to learn more about the campaign.
The Street Smart program is coordinated by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB), and is supported by federal funds, made available through state governments, and funding from some TPB member jurisdictions. Montgomery County, via MCDOT, contributes to the program.
According to Street Smart, the Washington region ranks 20th out of the 52 largest metropolitan areas in pedestrian deaths per capita. On average, over 2,600 pedestrians and bicyclists are injured in the region every year and 89 are killed. Pedestrians and bicyclists account for 30 percent of the region’s traffic fatalities.
For more information about pedestrian safety in Montgomery County, visit MCDOT's website.