Arrive Alive: A Forum for Safe Routes to School in Montgomery County, MD

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919 University Boulevard West

Silver Spring, MD 20901

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A forum for parents, students, neighbors, and officials to discuss how to make walking and bus routes safe for Montgomery County students.

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Help our Students to Arrive Alive!

MCCPTA and PBTSAC to Host Safe Routes to School Forum

Contact: Alison Gillespie, saferoutes@mccpta.org, MCCPTA Safe Routes to School Subcommittee Chair; or, the event planning committee at saferoutestoschool.moco@gmail.com

What: Arrive Alive: A Safe Routes to School Forum

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:30AM - 12:30pm

Where: Northwood High School,919 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Event Description:

The community is invited to attend “Arrive Alive: A Safe Routes to School Forum,” hosted by the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) and the Montgomery County Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (PBTSAC).

This free event will bring together stakeholders determined to ensure the walking and busing routes for students are safe. Sidewalks, cycling paths, bus stop locations, and parent drop-off loops are all important components of keeping kids safe as they walk and ride to school.

We welcome parents, students, concerned neighbors, and anyone who wants to walk or ride a bike safely near a Montgomery County school. Community members, parents, students, teachers and Principals, MCPS Departments of Transportation and Curriculum staff, MCPD, staff from the Montgomery County Planning Department, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Members of the Board of Education, Councilmembers and the County Executive will have an opportunity for direct engagement and feedback.

Agenda:

8:30 – Registration, Coffee & Light Refreshments (Cafeteria)

9:00 - Welcome by Alison Gillespie, Chair of MCCPTA Safe Routes

Keynote by County Executive Marc Elrich (invited)

Marc Cohen, Principal of SVHS on the importance of student ped safety

10:00-10:45 - Concurrent Break-out Sessions (Room numbers to be assigned)

Building a Better Bus Stop System with Software

(Todd Watkins, MCPS)

The Montgomery County Pedestrian Plan

(Eli Glazier, MNCPPC)

Traffic Gardens As Teaching Tools

(Fionnuala Quinn; Duwan Morris, MC DOT; Shubha Punase, MNCPPC)

Improving Pick Up and Drop Off at your School

(Heather Epstein, Chairperson of the Winston Churchill HS Traffic Safety Initiative)

How to Do a Walk Audit

(Miriam Schoenbaum, Action Committee for Transit)

10:45-11:00 - Networking Break and light refreshments

Resource Sharing area to include info tables:

MCDOT (Duwan Morris)

ACT Table (Miraim Schoenbaum)

Safe Routes Committee Table (Alison Gillespie)

Youth Cruiser Smart Trip from MCDOT

Voter Registration for Montgomery County

11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m. – Concurrent Break-Out Sessions

Cycling Curriculum: Learning to Ride a Bike at School

(Jason Fasteau, Staff member from Councilmember Hans Riemer’s office)

Mass Transit 101 for Students

(Zoe Tishaev, Clarksburg Student Government Representative and Alison Gillespie)

How to Get (Better) Sidewalks Added to Your Neighborhood

(John Hoobler, MC DOT) INVITED, not confirmed

“Here Comes the Bus: Software Options for Tracking School Buses En Route”

(Stacey Coley, Synovia Solutions)

Optimizing Your School Safety Patrols

(Leah Scully, AAA)

12:00 p.m. Conclusion and Evaluation

Featured Guests Also Include:

  • Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive (invited)
  • Andrew Zuckerman, MCPS Chief Operating Officer (invited)
  • Casey Anderson, Montgomery Planning Board Chairman
  • Todd Watkins, MCPS Director of Transportation
  • Leah Scully, AAA Mid-Atlantic Foundation
  • Thomas Didone, Captain of MC Police Dept Traffic Division (invited)
  • Nate Tinbite, Student Member of the Board of Education (invited)
  • Zoe Tishaev, Vision Zero Equity Task Force
  • Miriam Schoenbaum, Action Committee for Transit
  • Marc Cohen, Principal of Seneca Valley High School
  • Eli Glazier, Montgomery County Pedestrian Master Plan Project Leader
  • Kristy Daphnis, Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Chair
  • Montgomery County Council (invited)

If you would like to volunteer to help at this event or if you have any questions, please contact Alison Gillespie (saferoutes@mccpta.org), MCCPTA Safe Routes to School Committee Chair.

Organized by: Montgomery County Council of Parent, Teacher Associations and the Montgomery County Pedestrian, Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee

Sponsored By: Action Committee for Transit

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Northwood High School

919 University Boulevard West

Silver Spring, MD 20901

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