Safe Routes Partnership E-News
Issue #200: November 2022
- Last Week to Register for the Safe Routes to School Summit 2022
- Safe Routes to Parks Pennsylvania Activating Communities Application Info Session
- Webinar: Small Town, Big Impact: Exploring Safe Routes Project in Rural Communities
- Re-Introducing the State of States: Quarterly Transportation Alternatives Implementation Tracking
- Highlights from the 2022 Go Human Mini-Grants Program: Advancing Mobility Justice with Community-led Strategies in Southern California
- We want to hear from you! Take ten minutes to fill out our brief survey and be entered to win a $25 gift card
- Get to Know Our Staff – Michelle Lieberman
It’s not too late to join hundreds of Safe Routes to School and active transportation professionals for our three-day virtual summit to Connect, Engage, & Innovate! You don't want to miss out on two special messages from US Congressman Anthony Brown and civil rights icon, Ruby Bridges. Spaces are limited, so register now!
Applications are open for the 2023 Safe Routes to Parks Pennsylvania Activating Communities program December 2, 2022. Pennsylvania-based organizations working to improve safe, equitable access to local parks who are interested in applying can join us for an application info session on November 10, 1-2 pm ET. Register here.
Safe Routes to School is not just a big city or suburb thing. Small towns and rural communities can successfully implement Safe Routes to School infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects too. Join Safe Routes Partnership and the Colorado Department of Transportation to learn how a small, rural town got its active transportation projects funded through persistence, partnership, and a whole lot of patience! Register for the webinar here.
This month marks the one year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). We’re unveiling a new Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) tracking tool to celebrate this milestone and reflect on the significant improvements BIL has made to TAP. Read all about it in our latest federal policy blog.
Safe Routes Partnership was honored to partner with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and Toole Design to provide grant administration support during SCAG’s 2022 Go Human Mini-Grants Program. In our supporting role, Safe Routes Partnership offered technical assistance with outreach and engagement efforts, application management, and awardee coordination to the 26 funded safety and engagement projects across the six-county Southern California region. Read more about the Go Human Mini-Grant Program and our work here.
We are in the process of refreshing the Research page on the Safe Routes Partnership website, and we need your input. We want to make the latest evidence on safe routes and active transportation accessible and relevant to help you advance policies, shape programs, and support funding for safe, equitable, and inclusive walking, biking, and rolling to/from school and other neighborhood destinations. Access our survey here, and complete it by November 30th.
As the Consulting and Program Support Director, Michelle oversees the Safe Routes Partnership’s consulting program and technical assistance to local communities, regional and state agencies, and others seeking to improve their active transportation, Safe Routes to School, and built environment initiatives. Michelle is committed to developing healthy, thriving communities through planning and policy development that supports community members of all races and ethnicities, income levels, and abilities. Get to know more about Michelle here.