Police to Conduct Fall Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Awareness Progra

Published on October 30, 2017

ARLINGTON, Va. - On November 14, 2017, the Arlington County Police Department's Special Operations Section will be promoting the 2017 Fall Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Awareness Program in the Lyon Park area.  Additionally, on November 30, 2017, they will be in the Alcova Heights neighborhood.

Officers will conduct high visibility traffic enforcement at the following locations as part of this program:

  • November 14 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm — Washington Blvd. and North 4th Street

  • November 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Columbia Pike and South Oakland Street

The program is part of the 2017 Street Smart Pedestrian, Driver, and Bicyclist Safety Campaign which will run from November 6th through December 3rd.  The program aims to change pedestrian, driver and bicyclist behavior while reducing the number of traffic related crashes and injuries. To accomplish this, officers will ticket motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who violate traffic laws.

This program is part of the Arlington County Police Department's overall transportation safety program. These programs are designed to carry out education and enforcement campaigns throughout the year in order to ensure everyone shares the roads safely.  Pedestrians and bicyclists account for a quarter of the traffic fatalities in the region, nearly 90 deaths per year. With a little prevention, all drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians can arrive at their destinations in a timely and safe manner.

Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are reminded to pay attention to one another and always proceed with caution and care for each other's safety. For additional safety information, please visit the Street Smart website and remember to be a PAL — predictable, alert and lawful.

Members of the media are invited to attend either event.