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Mayor Bowser to Kick Off National School Safety Week, Lead Slow Down Campaign at Garfield Elementary in Ward 8

Monday, October 22, 2018
Mayor’s #VisionZero Week, Focusing on Transportation Safety Across the District, Continues with Highlighting Administration Efforts Around School Zones During Student Arrival and Departure Times

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Tuesday, October 23, at 3 pm, Mayor Bowser will kick off National School Safety Week and continue her focus on #VisionZero Week by hosting community leaders and volunteers participating in a Slow Down Campaign at Garfield Elementary School in Ward 8. At the event, the Mayor will call attention to the importance of driving safely in and around school zones, in addition to discussing the Administration’s investments and efforts to ensure traffic safety for children and families getting to and from school. Following brief remarks, Mayor Bowser will walk with students to begin the Slow Down campaign near the 2300 block of Alabama Avenue, SE.

At Garfield Elementary, the Bowser Administration has deployed additional crossing guards and directed DDOT to increase road markings, install a speed feedback sign, and move aggressively on plans to add more safety signage.

This campaign is a part of Mayor Bowser’s #VisionZero Week, a series of events that demonstrate the Administration’s commitment to eliminating transportation-related fatalities and enhancing overall mobility safety by 2024, creating a safer, stronger DC for all.

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 23, at 3 pm

WHO: 


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Paul Kihn, Acting Deputy Mayor for Education
Amanda Alexander, Interim Chancellor, DCPS
Jeff Marootian, Director, District Department of Transportation

WHERE:

Garfield Elementary School 

2435 Alabama Avenue, SE

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).