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City, UMD and SHA Continue Pedestrian Safety Campaign on Route 1

Route 1 Pedestrian Safety Poster

Route 1 Pedestrian Safety Poster

Here are some updates on the recent Pedestrian Safety Campaign on Route 1:
1. The University in partnership with the State Highway Administration (SHA) and the City of College Park, released the Walk Smart College Park campaign. Posters should already been posted in the Shuttle UM busses as well across campus. The University is asking you all to place the posters in front window and doors were patrons can view the information.

2. This weekend UMPD will be distributing the posters to your establishments in College Park. This campaign goes hand in hand with the Be Smart, Be Safe umbrella.

3. SHA has already begun with adding more signs and adjusting the timing at the intersections along Baltimore Avenue with more changes to come.

4. And the City has improved the lighting along Baltimore Avenue as well. This is just the initial phase of the Walk Smart campaign; as we approach the fall semester more will be added.


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  1. J

    I’ve heard fencing mentioned as a way to keep pedestrians from crossing but some say this is an eyesore. What about thorny shrubbery such as Holly or even roses? I notice this in Laurel today on the median past the race course on Ft Meade Road. Just though this might be something to check out.

  2. Fazlul Kabir

    Great idea. I will pass it on! Thanks for sharing.

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