Transportation

Street Smart Safety Campaign

New investments in sidewalks, bike lanes, and other improvements are supporting more walking and bicycling in metropolitan Washington. And officials are making safety a priority since pedestrians and bicyclists currently account for more than a quarter of the total traffic fatalities in the region. 

Sponsored by COG and the TPB, the Street Smart Safety Campaign is aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and deaths in the region. The campaign, working with local law enforcement agencies, uses creative radio and television advertising in English and Spanish to reach drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, while targeting them through outdoor and transit advertising on bus shelters and bus sides.

A majority of the program’s funding is provided the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in federal transportation safety funds with additional contributions from COG member jurisdictions. The Street Smart campaign was created by the TPB Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee in 2002. 

For more information about Street Smart, please visit www.bestreetsmart.net and twitter.com/COGStreetSmart.

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News & Multimedia

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  • News

    Area Officials Promote Spring 2015 Street Smart Campaign on NBC4

    April 1, 2015

    On March 29, Walter Tejada, Vice Chairman of the Arlington County Board and COG Board Member, Captain Tom Didone of the Montgomery County Police Department, and...

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    Spring "Street Smart" Campaign to Kick Off Mar. 25 in College Park, Md.

    March 24, 2015

    The region's twice-yearly Street Smart pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign will kick off March 25 with a formal event and press conference in College Park,...

  • News

    Street Smart Campaign Urges Increased Attention on Roadways

    November 7, 2014

    As Daylight Saving Time ends, local officials look to reduce crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists during darker months. Representatives from COG, the...

  • News

    Warmer Weather Prompts Increased Outdoor Activity and Safety Enforcement

    April 17, 2014

    Street Smart urges drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution. Officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia gathered in...

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    Spring "Street Smart" Campaign to Kick Off Apr. 17 in Woodbridge, Va.

    April 8, 2014

    Warmer weather and longer days bring more Washington area residents out on foot and bicycles, whether for their daily commute, to run errands, or for exercise...

  • News

    "Street Smart" Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign to Kick Off Oct. 22

    October 15, 2013

    On Tuesday, October 22, law enforcement personnel, elected leaders, and transportation officials from across the Washington region will gather in Senate Park,...

  • News

    Officials Discuss Street Smart on NBC4 Show

    April 16, 2013

    Arlington County Board Chairman Walter Tejada, District of Columbia Pedestrian Program Coordinator George Branyan, and Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety...

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