Safe Routes Partnership E-News
Issue #201: December 2022
- Join us for Today’s Webinar: A Year in Review: 2022 Community Engagement Highlights
- A Special Message from Ruby Bridges
- *Drum Roll, Please. * Announcing the Winner of Our $25 Gift Card
- Recapping the 2022 Midterm Elections and Their Impact on Active Transportation
- Thank You to Our Safe Routes to School Summit 2022 Sponsors
- Get to Know Our Staff – Maria Sipin
- Thank You for Your Support on Giving Tuesday
In January, we launched our Colorado community engagement guide: Working Together to Make Meaningful Change. Since then, communities have been using this framework to plan culturally-responsive programs, connect with new audiences, and build new partnerships. Join us as we highlight community engagement success stories including examples from Boulder County and Pueblo County. Register here.
As November 14 marked Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day, we were honored to have Civil Rights Activist and Author, Ruby Bridges share a message with our Safe Routes community at last month’s Safe Routes to School Summit 2022. You can hear the full message here and learn more about Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day at https://rubybridges.foundation.
Thank you to everyone who completed our online survey last month and, in doing so, is helping to inform the upcoming updates to the Safe Routes Partnership’s research page. We randomly selected one survey entry to receive a $25 digital gift card. Congratulations to the winner, Rebecca Espenshade, Safe Routes to School Coordinator in Roseville, California! Stay tuned for updates as we refresh our research page so that you can make the most of the latest safe routes research.
With the 2022 mi-term elections officially behind us, we look to 2023 and what that means in Congress for Transportation Alternatives, Safe Routes to School, and the Highway Safety Improvement Program. Get updated on key committee changes and learn how you can keep us informed of implementation in your state in our new federal policy blog.
As we reflect on the success of the Safe Routes to School Summit, we would like to extend a special thank you to our generous sponsors, the National Center for Safe Routes to School, People for Bikes, and Tern Bicycles.
As the Technical Assistance Manager, Maria is responsible for advancing the technical assistance and policy-related work of the Safe Routes Partnership with an emphasis on accessible processes and racial justice outcomes. Maria is an experienced facilitator for all ages and abilities and is committed to making the work fun, accessible, and successful. Get to know more about Maria here.
Thank you to everyone who supported Safe Routes to School on Giving Tuesday. We sincerely appreciate your gift. In case you missed it, it's not too late to donate and make a year-end gift to support the critical work of Safe Routes to School.