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Walk Your Child to School Day
  • Designed to create safer routes for walking and bicycling. Sidewalks, education programs and traffic calming measures are some of the ways to improve conditions;
  • Enhance the health of kids. Increased physical activity can combat a host of health problems facing kids today; and
  • To improve air quality and the environment. Replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can help reduce air pollution.

Maryland Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Initiative.

  • Funds for pedestrian safety enforcement campaigns increased from seven jurisdictions in FFY 2003, to ten of the state's most populated and affected jurisdictions in FFY 2004 – Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Charles, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Washington, and Worcester counties, as well as Baltimore City.
  • Using grant funds and educational, training and enforcement materials from the MHSO, police departments targeted high-risk pedestrian groups, locations, and motorist behaviors.
  • This program saw a dramatic increase in enforcement activity, with over 2,300 combined citations and warnings given to motorists at targeted crosswalk enforcement events, a 250% increase over similar totals during 2003.




























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