Reflections from the Childhood Obesity Conference

Last week three representatives from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) attended the Childhood Obesity Conference in Long Beach, CA.

Prioritizing Joint Use Agreements in Large Urban Areas

Leah MurphyLeah Murphy is a currently a Master's Student at the University of California Los Angeles. Leah's interest in increasing access to open space and her desire to improve conditions for children and their families for walking and biking led her to partner with the National Partnership to complete her thesis focused on prioritizing schools for Joint Use agreements.

A Great Year for Safe Routes in Southern California

Lancaster Walkable DowntonIt has been a productive year for the National Partnership in Southern California. This year, the Southern California team was off and running with a full-blown campaign at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to increase funding for active transportation in the 2012 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS).

Get Pumped: This Movement is Ready to Roll!


Lancaster Next week, the City of Long Beach will host Pro Walk Pro Bike, a multiday conference that will bring together advocates from across the country.

Coalitions and Collaboration - Creating Passionate Change

San Bernardino SRTS Coalition MeetingIn every county of Southern California, Pauline and I are witnessing a groundswell of support for Safe Routes to School. One of the key signs of this increasing interest is the creation of countywide coalitions formed around Safe Routes to School, healthy eating and active living.

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.

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