Safe Routes Partnership E-News
Issue #205: April 2023
- Safe Routes to School Spring 2023 Zoom Networking Session
- Bike-Ped Meets Higher Ed: Partnering with Colleges and Universities on Safe Routes to School
- Let Them Lead: Engaging High School Students in Safe Routes Projects
- How Do We Pay for That? Funding Safe Routes to Parks in Oregon
- Parks, a Shared Setting in Our Stories of Youthhood!
- The Intersections Initiative: How You Can Help Your Community Access Federal Funding for Walking and Bike
- National Bike & Roll to School Day!
- Celebrate Trails Day!
Join us for an informal Zoom session to connect with other Safe Routes practitioners as we swap resources, discuss programming, National Bike Month, and ways that Safe Routes Partnership can support your work going forward. Register here.
From research and evaluation to curriculum design and GIS mapping, academic institutions can offer a number of valuable resources to Safe Routes to School programs. This webinar will highlight how partnerships with academic institutions can spark innovative ideas that lead to action. Register here.
With high schools now eligible for federal Safe Routes to School funding, now is the time to explore issues like distracted driving and climate justice, which connect teens to the Safe Routes movement. Join us for this webinar to explore the ways to work with high school students through engagement, program buy-in, and leadership development. Register here.
You understand why you need Safe Routes to Parks and you’ve identified your community’s needs. Now how can you fund your project? This webinar will highlight state and federal funding opportunities that communities and organizations can use to improve safe, convenient, and equitable access to parks and other essential community destinations. Register here.
As students across the country put down their books and take a break from studying for their spring break, our newest Safe Routes to Parks blog explores how youth are allowed to use public space. Read how parks serve as essential spaces for youth to explore, discover, and live joyfully.
Are you looking to build safer streets, better bike lanes, and walkable routes that connect people where they need to go? Explore how the Intersections Initiative, a partnership between Safe Routes Partnership, America Walks, and the League of American Bicyclists, can assist you in applying for infrastructure funding that supports active and public transportation projects. Read all about it in this blog by America Walks.
7. National Bike & Roll to School Day!
Bike & Roll to School Day allows participants to celebrate the joy of active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit. The event also brings attention to the importance of creating safe routes to school. While May 3 is this year’s official date, communities are welcome to celebrate any day in May that best fits their schedules. For more information on Bike & Roll to School Day, visit http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/ #BiketoSchoolDay.
Want to implement a community bike to school program? Get started with step-by-step instructions from our Safe Routes to School Bike Train resource.
8. Celebrate Trails Day!
Celebrate Trails Day is Saturday, April 22! Please join us, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and people all across the country in celebrating America’s amazing trails this spring. And since Celebrate Trails Day also falls on Earth Day this year, it’s the perfect time to get outside and show your love for your local trails. Plus, if you let Rails-to-Trails Conservancy know you’ll be celebrating this year, you could win great prizes! Learn more and enter to win on the official Celebrate Trails Day website.