Shout Outs and Sound Off

Beth RichardsWe love it when Safe Routes to School volunteers and champions share what is happening in their community with us!

Introducing Ohio’s Safe Routes To School Advocacy Organizer: Commitment to Community

Kate MoeningGrowing up in Berea, Ohio, I walked to school, played outside and rode my bike in our part of the Cleveland Metro Parks. My love of the outdoors and community service started there during elementary school –a park cleanup and stream restoration in the 5th grade showed me how people can make positive changes in their community.  

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A Matter of the “Heart”

Jay ThompsonHi! Welcome to my blog.

The Bike Lane Fairy Has a Blog?

Laura TorchioGreetings Safe Routes Champions!  Welcome to “Blog BLF!”  

Want to See More Women on Bikes? Get Girls on Bikes!

Robert PingIn the US, men's cycling trips surpass women's by at least 2:1. So how do we change that? We start by simply inviting women to participate. On May 13, there were 163 women-focused rides in 14 countries, including the US.

Regional Complete Streets Policy in Greater Washington, DC

Christine GreenComplete Streets are now officially supported by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB), the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Greater Washington, DC area. At their meeting this week, the TBP adopted a policy in support of Complete Streets that also encourages local membe

Wins for Safe Routes to School & Complete Streets in San Francisco Bay Area

Marty MartinezOn Thursday, May 17, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) voted to approve the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) as part of the overall approval of their Regional Transportation Plan. OBAG provides roughly $800 million over four years to cities and counties in the region for transportation projects.

Sustaining Safe Routes to School

Christine GreenSustaining a Safe Routes to School program is on everyone’s mind.

Pedestrians Count in Los Angeles!

Rye BaergOur work to expand the region’s Active Transportation program at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is progressing.

Ride A Bike

Dave CowanFor the past two weeks veteran and budding bicyclists around the country have been peddling the joys of pedaling by participating in the National Bike Challenge , National Bike to School Day and a host of

Host the 4th Safe Routes to School National Conference in Your City

Brooke DriesseWe are excited to announce that the National Center for Safe Routes to School and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership are now seeking proposals from host agencies to organize the 4th Safe Routes to School National Conference in August 2013.

Going Green… Staying Green

kelechiTerms like eco-friendly and going green have become popular buzzwords in today’s environmentally-conscious society. In practically all aspects of our lives, the idea of living green has gained traction… and for good reasons. Eco-friendly practices allow us to take better care of our planet as well as our own health.

Thank You to Ride America for Safe Routes

Deb HubsmithJeanie Ward-Waller is a structural engineer who also holds two masters degrees. After working as a civil engineer on building construction for four years, Jeanie decided to do something big, bold and very different.

Update from the Delaware Safe Routes to School Program

As of March 31, 2012, 37 elementary and middle schools in Delaware have ongoing school-level Safe Routes to School programs. This represents about 20 percent of Safe Routes to School-eligible Delaware public schools, including charter schools. Private schools serving students in grades K-8 are also eligible. Six schools in Delaware were awarded consultant planning assistance in January 2012 using federal Safe Routes to School program funding.

Update from the Washington, DC Safe Routes to School Program

Safe Routes to School is on a roll in Washington, DC! The District of Columbia Safe Routes to School program continues to offer Safe Routes to School planning assistance to any school that requests it. Eight schools are currently receiving this assistance, for a total of 30 schools since the start of the program. DC schools are also able to request in-classroom pedestrian safety education for students in grades K-2 and bicycle safety education for students in grades 3-8.

Meeting the Bay Area’s Challenge

Marty MartinezThe San Francisco Bay Area is struggling to meet the region's climate change goals required under California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008.

Congressional Conference on Transportation Gears Up

Margo PedrosoBoth the House and Senate have decided to get down to business on a transportation bill.

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A National Conversation About Bicycling to School

Robert PingFrom Bicycling Magazine to NPR's Talk of the Nation, the topic of Safe Routes to School is in the headings and creating a national conversation!

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