Introducing the Research Blog

KelechiHi Safe Routes advocates! My name is Kelechi Uzochukwu, and as administrative associate for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, one of my responsibilities is to provide useful and up-to-date studies and publications related to the Safe Routes to School movement.

Introducing the National Policy & Advocacy Blog

Margo PedrosoWelcome to my new blog on federal policy! I am Margo Pedroso, Deputy Director for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.  One of my primary responsibilities is to lobby for the Safe Routes to School program on Capitol Hill.  I work to make sure Senators and Representatives are educated about the important work happening all across the country with the assistance of the federal transportation funds.

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Making Every Day Walk and Bike to School Day

What do the US, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Columbia, Australia, Fiji and Nigeria have in common?

If you answered – Walk to School Month – you’re right! At least 42 countries have registered to participate in international promotions to get more kids moving. The official US Walk to School Day is being promoted for Wednesday, October 5, 2011, but we know that schools are organizing events all month long, and many participating schools use the event to propel a cultural and infrastructure shift for how we get around.

Creating a Positive Future Reflections from the Third Safe Routes To School National Conference

Inspiring. Enthusiastic. Partnerships. Youth Leadership. Social Justice. Creating a Positive Future. Those are a few words I’d use to describe the mood, energy and intention of the 3rd Safe Routes to School National Conference in Minneapolis.

As the more than 600 participants entered the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 17, the second day of the conference, the room was buzzing with people talking about workshops and connections they made the day before.

Fired Up from the First Day of the Safe Routes to School National Conference

Fired Up! That’s the best way I can describe the energy on the first day of the 3rd Safe Routes to School National Conference, which is being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. About 600 people from nearly every state in the US came here seeking to learn, share and build connections so that they can go home with new tools to improve their communities, making them safer for kids to walk and bike – improving health, communities and the environment.

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