Crosswalk simulation activity

Takoma Park Safe Routes to School Coordinator Lucy Neher is becoming quite well known for her cross walk simulation activity. Check out my account of attend the activity myself.  After her presentation at the regional meeting, she has been fielding lots of calls and questions asking for more information.

Lucy Neher explains the activity to Takoma Park students.

Lucy Neher explains the activity to Takoma Park students.

I thought I would share a video of her crosswalk simulation activity so everyone could see it. There are some cute kid quotes at the end! Thanks Lucy for sharing your expertise!

Takoma Park Safe Routes to School Crosswalk Simulation Activity

Mark your calendar


Bike Maryland 17th Annual Bicycle Symposium
Miller Senate Building, Annapolis, MD
February 11th 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Check out the afternoon presentation on Safe Routes To School by James Elliott of Virginia’s Department of Transportation and Jessica Silwick, Transportation Alternatives Manager at State Highway Administration, and Lucy Neher, Coordinator of Safe Routes to School in Takoma Park.


Webinar: Safe Routes to School in Small Towns
February 5th 12:30 p.m.


Webinar will discuss the challenges to encouraging and adapting Safe Routes to School for small towns. Berryville and Galax, VA will share their experiences.

Walkabout Mini-Grants are now available

The walkabout is an excellent opportunity for community stakeholders to experience pedestrian and bicycle conditions, share perspectives, and build consensus around potential solutions. The walkabout report will include a description of the conditions observed during the walkabout and photos. Recommended infrastructure improvements may also be included in the report, if the applicant intends to apply for a specific funding opportunity.

Walkabout Mini-Grant Application


Webinar: Bicycle Safety Education: Implement the Best Curricula for Your Community
February 20th 2 p.m.-3 p.m.


Sometimes teaching bicycle safety can feel like rocket science. Between balancing the competing needs of scheduling available classroom time, checking off necessary safety skills, training educators and securing a bike fleet and equipment – choosing and implementing the best curriculum for your community can start to feel overwhelming. Join us as we talk about the important components of bicycle safety curricula and help attendees think through what might be best for their programs.