Happy National Bike Month - Time to Get Out and Ride

Deb HubsmithMay is National Bike Month, and May 9 marks the first ever official National Bike to School Day. Events celebrating bicycling and encouraging more ridership are taking place all throughout the country. The weather is warm, spring has sprung and flowers are blooming.

Numbers!

Stephanie WeberThe team of policy managers working on the Regional network project has been incredibly busy in 2012, and as I have reflected on their work in the past month, in particular, the importance of numbers has stood out. By “numbers,” I specifically mean data and statistics. 

House Passes Another Transportation Extension; Next Stop Conference?

Margo PedrosoOn April 18, we saw another unusual vote in Congress on the transportation bill. While current transportation spending is already extended until June 30, the House has just passed another extension (H.R. 4348) until September 30 on a vote of 293-127.

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Hand Holding: One of My Favorite Parts About Safe Routes to School

Holding handsJust this morning I was enjoying my favorite aspect of walking to school with my boys – the occasional grabbing of my hand by my 1st grader.  I was soaking it up, I know these moments are fleeting as I watch my 3rd grader walking up ahead at his own pace, in his own thoughts.  

Safe Routes Need Nearby Schools

Robert PingIn 2008 and 2009 we managed a Safe Routes to School project at five lower income schools around the country, launching and growing Safe Routes to School programs in those five schools for two years.

Decisions to Promote Walking and Bicycling

Christine GreenAs I learn more about the communities in the Greater Washington, DC region, I am learning about the unique approaches and challenges to increasing walking and bicycling in each community. For example, some schools do not allow kids to walk or bicycle to school.

Who Will Carry the Torch?

Dave CowanThis morning, in the darkness of dawn, I snuck out to the foothills of Denver for a little inspiration/perspiration on a mountain bike ride with two of my trusted compadres.

Who Says Rules Are Made To Be Broken?

kelechiWhoever says rules are made to be broken is not aware of this interesting fact: Safe Routes to School-related laws have been effective in reducing injuries and increasing walking and bicycling to school.

National Public Health Week: Join the Movement!

Deb HubsmithApril 2-8 is National Public Health Week, a time to reflect on what we can be doing personally each day, and in our homes, communities, schools, states and across the nation to support public health and prevention.

Push for Transportation Bill Stalls in House; Current Law Extended

March has been quite a month for Congressional action on the transportation bill. Unfortunately, it is looking like the momentum will have a tough time carrying over into April.

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