Be Seen, Be Alert, Be Safe: Multigenerational Fun Walk at Ridgeley Rosenwald School on Walk Maryland Day
The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program partnered with the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation to co-host “Be Seen, Be Alert, Be Safe: A Multigenerational Fun Walk at historic Ridgeley Rosenwald School” in Capitol Heights. Participants walked laps in the parking lot of historic Ridgeley Rosenwald School. Being that October is Pedestrian Safety Month, attendees received pedestrian safety information, safety lights, took the Vision Zero Prince George’s Safety Pledge and heard from Special Guest, Benjamin Gates a phenomenal cellist, pedestrian safety advocate and crash survivor.
Providing Bike and Pedestrian Safety Information at the Motor Vehicle Administration
Every week representatives from the Department of Public Works and Transportation conduct outreach at the Motor Vehicle Administration in Largo and Beltsville to encourage drivers to stay safe on the road and watch for cyclists and pedestrians.
Bike to Work Day 2022
The regional Bike to Work Day event day event co-sponsored by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association featured nearly 100 pit stops. Prince George’s County hosted pitstops in ten locations and DPW&T provided Vision Zero, Bike and Pedestrian Safety, and Ride Smart materials to the managers in advance of the event. DPW&T partnered with the M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Prince George’s Countywide Bicycle & Pedestrian Community Advisory Group to co-host a Bike to Work Day Pit Stop on the grounds of the Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center. Over 155 people participated.
Community Day at Abyssinia Baptist Church
Abyssinia Baptist Church held a 90th anniversary community day. The event featured games and information for children and adults. The Department of Public Works and Transportation attended to distribute pedestrian safety, Vision Zero, and transit information. The Department also distributed bicycle helmets for children and adults.
Getting Around Another Way, Capital Bikeshare Demonstration and Transit, Walking and Biking During Walktober.
October, nicknamed Walktober in Maryland, is a month to celebrate walking as the Maryland's official exercise. The Department of Public Works and Transportation hosted an outdoor event for State Highway Administration staff at the Capital Bikeshare station on Ridge Road in Greenbelt to provide bikeshare and transit information.
Fiesta de Familia - Hispanic Heritage Festival
The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation along with the County’s Bike and Pedestrian Safety Community Advisory Group participated in M-NCPPC’s Fiesta de La Familia at Lane Manor Park in Chillum. Event attendees were provided with bicycle helmets, lights, pedestrian, bicycle, and motorist safety information, Ride Smart giveaways and Vision Zero Pledge pledge cards. State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy visited the information table and spoke with event attendees.
Commemorative Bench Dedication by the Cycling Community in Memory of Kevin Ware, Cyclist, Fitness Instructor, Pedestrian & Cycling Safety Advocate and Ride Marshall for Bike to Work Day
DPW&T's Bike & Pedestrian Program and members of the Bike & Pedestrian Safety Community Advisory Group joined 250+ cyclists and M-NCPPC for a Commemorative Bench Dedication at Watkins Regional Park in memory of Kevin Ware—a cyclist, pedestrian and bicycle safety advocate and Bike to Work Day Ride Marshal.
Capital Market’s Fall Harvest Festival at Creative Suitland
The Bike & Pedestrian Program provided safety lights, safety tips and Vision Zero pledge cards at the community Harvest Fest at Creative Suitland, hosted by Capital Market and Gethsemane UMC.
Purple Bike Ride
Every year, the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office hosts a bike ride to bring awareness to domestic violence victims and survivors. Multiple County and municipal agencies supported the event. The Department of Public works and Transportation attended and distributed information about Vision Zero, local transit options, and the Countywide Bike and Pedestrian program. Participants also received bike lights and safety equipment.
Be Seen, Be Alert, and Be Safe Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign
Prince George’s County encourages students to “Be Seen, Be Alert and Be Safe” while walking, biking, and rolling to and from school, home and to their various destinations. The Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation established the Be Seen, Be Alert, Be Safe Campaign: A Multigenerational Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign to educate and inform children, teens and adults of all ages and abilities about the importance of being visible by wearing bright and reflective clothing and carrying a light while walking, biking and rolling. Being alert by looking left, right, and left again before crossing the street. Being safe by always obeying traffic signs, signals, and road markings and wearing a helmet while biking. The Be Seen, Be Alert, Be Safe Campaign is a multigenerational initiative under the Vision Zero Prince George’s strategy to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries on County roadways by 2040.
Through the Be Seen, Be Alert, Be Safe Campaign, DPW&T introduced the PGC Bee Safe Team, our mascots for bicycle and pedestrian safety, which were designed and donated by Andersen Longus, a talented young artist and resident of Prince George’s County.
Flowers High School Drama Class Safety Video
In Spring 2022, DPW&T’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and Vision Zero Prince George’s led a virtual discussion on bicycle and pedestrian safety with the Drama Class Students at Charles H. Flowers High School. As a class project, Ms. Shanelle Ingram, the Drama Class Teacher assigned the students to create a bicycle and pedestrian safety video. The students incorporated the safety information that they learned and tools that they obtained to write and record an outstanding public safety song and video with powerful safety messaging. DPW&T is Prince George’s Proud to share the safety video and song with you to increase awareness about the importance of bicycle and pedestrian safety; Vision Zero Prince George’s and the Be Seen, Be Alert, Be Safe Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign. Many thanks to the Charles Herbert Flowers High School Drama Class, Ms. Shanelle Ingram, their Drama Teacher, and Dr. Gorman Brown, Principal.
Bike and Pedestrian Community Advisory Group
The Bike and Pedestrian Community Advisory Group works collaboratively with County, State, and Regional agencies to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety for people of all ages and abilities.
Advisory Group Goals:
- Promote a culture of safety amongst bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists throughout Prince George’s County by working collaboratively with DPW&T and the Department’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, local, state, and regional partners, organizations, law enforcement, residents and the greater community.
- Assist the County in improving safety and infrastructure to support the goal of eliminating pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities on roadways in the County.
- Promote safe biking, rolling, walking, and running in Prince George’s County.
- Serve as a community resource for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program of DPW&T, Vision Zero Prince George’s Initiative, the Bike and Pedestrian Network Plan and the Be Seen, Be Alert, Be Safe Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign.
The Prince George's County Bike and Pedestrian Safety Community Advisory Group meets quarterly. Please email Tiffany Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Capital Bikeshare provides users an affordable and sustainable way to travel by bicycle in the region. Bikeshare provides users access to over 5,000 bikes at over 600 bikeshare docking stations across seven jurisdictions in Prince Georges County, MD, Montgomery County, MD, Washington, D.C., Arlington, VA, Alexandria, VA, Fairfax County, VA.
The Department of Public Works and Transportation operates Capital Bikeshare at 27 docking stations in Prince George's County. Check out the interactive station map below and learn more at capitalbikeshare.com.
Capital Bikeshare Pricing and Discount Programs
Trip prices range from $2 for a single trip, that's less than 30 minutes, to $95 for an annual membership. Capital Bikeshare also offers multiple discount programs.
The Capital Bikeshare for All program allows those who qualify for certain state or federal assistance programs to sign up for a $5 annual membership.
Residents are eligible if they are 18 or older and quality for any of the following assistance programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Women Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
- SSI/SSDI Supplemental Security Income
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Veterans with 60% disability or more are also eligible. Learn more: capitalbikeshare.com/pricing/for-all
Corporate Membership and Community Partner Programs
Capital Bikeshare’s Corporate Program lets companies subsidize the cost of Capital Bikeshare annual memberships for their employees. Learn more at capitalbikeshare.com/corporate
Local nonprofits, government agencies and social services organizations can also offer their clients membership through the Community Partners Program.
For more information about Prince George's County's bicycle and pedestrian program, please contact the Bike and Pedestrian Program Manager, Tiffany W. Jennings at .