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Safe Routes to Parks Application Info Session

December 3, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

The Elections and Transportation in 2021

Now that Election week is over, and Joe Biden has been declared the next President, we wanted to take a few minutes to look forward to 2021.

Generating and Prioritizing Funding for Active Transportation

MPOs allocate millions of dollars from the federal government for transportation for things like roads, bridges, biking and walking infrastructure, and air quality improvements. In this process, there is ripe opportunity for advocates to lock in new funding for active transportation and transit.

Guest Blog Post: Advocating for a Walkable Community through the YMCA's Safe Routes to School Student Ambassador Program

Matthew Tobin is a sophomore student in Blauvelt, New York who recently completed the YMCA's Safe Routes to School Student Ambassador Program. Matthew's project focused on improving the walking paths around his high school and starting a local chapter for Safe Routes to School. He wrote this blog post sharing his reflections about the experience.

Boosting Active Transportation Through Regional Transportation Plans

A new fact sheet, Boosting Active Transportation Through Regional Transportation Plans, lays out success stories, best practices, and resources for anyone looking to ensure a region-wide commitment to safer, more convenient streets for biking and walking.

Guest Blog Post: Leading Virtual Walk Audits with the YMCA's Safe Routes Student Ambassador Program

This guest blog post is written by Jack Kelly, a senior at Shenendehowa High School in Saratoga County who recently completed the YMCA’s Safe Routes to School student ambassador program. Jack is sharing reflections from his project to improve sidewalks and walkability in his community.