Loudoun to launch Street Smarts campaign
Loudoun County will kick off its Street Smarts pedestrian and bicycle campaign at 11 a.m. Nov. 14.
The campaign kickoff will be held at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and the W&OD Trail in Ashburn. Parking will be available at the entrance to the quarry 200 feet north of the trail crossing.
Those scheduled to attend include: Ralph Buona, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Ashburn District; Mike Chapman, Loudoun County Sheriff; Todd Turner, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board; Jeff Dunkel, Department of Transportation, Montgomery County, Maryland; Steven Friedman, Crash Victim/Montgomery County Pedestrian Traffic and Safety Advisory Committee, Pat Turner, Bike Loudoun, Paul Gilbert, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and Cindy Engelhart, Virginia Department of Transportation.
The Street Smart public awareness and enforcement campaign is sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. It is aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian and cyclist injuries and deaths in the Washington metropolitan area. In addition to the media campaign, law enforcement and local, county and state agencies will be distributing handouts and tip cards to further spread awareness and educate drivers and pedestrians.