Happy New Year

Deb HubsmithAs we kick off the new year, our staff leadership and steering committee reviews our progress towards the goals of our strategic plan.

Reflecting on All That We Value

Deb HubsmithThe end of the year is a time of reflection on all that we value. Here at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, we value the simple act of walking or bicycling safely to school, a shop or to work.

Everywhere You Look

Deb HubsmithOctober is such a great time of year.Everywhere I look lately, no matter what city or town I am visiting, I see more children and families walking and bicycling to school, the park, other destinations and just for fun.  

California Dreaming

Deb HubsmithThis fall marks 20 years since I moved to California. I was born in Manhattan and grew up there and in New Jersey – learning important lessons about taking initiative and being direct - but I always had an eye toward the west and a fascination with the innovative ideas and policies that often originate in California and then go nationwide. 

Top 10 List for How to Survive and Thrive Under MAP-21

Deb HubsmithI have been thinking a lot about how we can ensure Safe Routes to School, walking and bicycling can continue to flourish around the country in our new “MAP-21” world without dedicated funding. So I’ve pulled together a “top 10” list for how Safe Routes to School can survive and thrive.

Moving Forward on Safe Routes to School - It's Up to All of Us

Deb HubsmithSince Congress released their new MAP-21 Transportation Bill two weeks ago, which eliminated dedicated funding for Safe Routes to School and leaves most of the decision making for active transportation up to states and locals, people have been asking me “what’s next?”

The reality is -- “what’s next” is up to all of us. 

CTG Grants and New IOM Report: Avenues to Help Safe Routes to School

Deb HubsmithThe Safe Routes to School movement and interest in improving the built environment continue to grow. Here are two resources that I’m sure the field will be excited about:

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.

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