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Proposals for the Safe Routes to School National Conference are due by Oct. 31

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Taking a Stand Against Street Harassment

Catcalling, leering, whistling, persistently asking for a woman’s name as she walks down the street – these are all forms of street harassment. Street harassment happens every day.  When people experience street harassment, they often shrug it off, unsure of how to respond and not wanting to make a big deal out of it. But street harassment is a form of harassment and can affect people’s comfort, stress, and behavior, whether they are conscious of it or not.

Slow Roll Chicago Awarded 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change

Bayard Rustin, the orchestrator behind the scenes of what we hail today as the civil rights movement, once said, “We need in every bay and community a group of angelic troublemakers.”  Today, I bore witness to one of those angelic troublemakers by the name of Olatunji (Oboi) Reed, Co-Founder of Slow Roll Chicago, as he was recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change.

#10YearsofSRTS: A Cultural Shift Ten Years in the Making

share card 10 years“Walking is one of the most powerful tools we have to increase physical activity and emotional well-being for kids.” These are the words of U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, who last month called on Americans to work together to make our communities more walkable for people of all ages and abilities. A few weeks later, U.S.

New Publication Highlights How Four MPOs Approach TAP and Safe Routes to School

A new information brief, issued today by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and written by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, demonstrates how regional transportation planning authorities (or MPOs) can advance Safe Routes to School priorities using the relatively new Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).

House transportation bill coming soon?

Margo PedrosoWhile just a few weeks ago, we were gearing up for the House to move a new transportation bill through the Committee and then the floor, action has once again been delayed.