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!

Safe Routes to School in Florida-Stories from a Veteran

Carol PulleyHi, welcome to my blog.

Safe Routes to School has been a special interest of mine since raising five children and helping them get to and from school. Many of the direct routes to school were unsafe, so they found backstreets to ride their bicycles, but in upper grades I worried about them having to cross a major highway. It became apparent that the roads were only designed for motor vehicles.

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