Safe Routes Partnership E-News
Issue #205: September 2023
- Announcing the 2024 Safe Routes to Parks Colorado Activating Communities Program
- It’s a Fresh New School Year - Let’s Build the Habit of Walking in Nature
- Reader Mail – What’s in my Federal Policy Inbox this Month?
- It's Here: The 2022 Safe Routes Partnership Annual Report!
- Proudly Presented by Our Sponsors! Join Us at the Safe Routes to School Virtual Summit 2023
- Gear Up for Fun and Register for Walk and Roll to School Day
- Register Now for Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day on November 14!
Safe Routes Partnership invites communities and organizations working to improve safe, equitable access to local parks in Colorado to apply for the 2024 Safe Routes to Parks Colorado Activating Communities program. This program provides tailored technical assistance for four communities in the state to develop and initiate an action-oriented strategy to make their local parks safer, accessible, and easier for people to get to by walking, biking, and rolling, and awards $10,000 to each community to begin implementing those strategies.
Applications will open on October 2, 2023, and be accepted until November 21, 2023. Colorado-based organizations interested in applying can join us for an application info session on November 1, 2023, 1 pm - 2 pm MT (Register here). Learn more about the program here.
As the seasons shift, we're channeling that childhood back-to-school excitement. Join us in forming positive habits and embracing the beautiful weather. Discover how we can help kids to build physical activity and nature into each day. Read the Safe Routes to Parks blog now and start your day on the right foot!
Curious about federal funding for walking and biking projects? Worried about a potential government shutdown? Eager to dive into the next transportation reauthorization? Our Safe Routes to School and active transportation community always has great questions, and we've got the answers! Stay in the loop with our federal policy blog.
Join us as we reflect on a year of progress, partnership, and impact and unveil our 2022 Annual Report. This report is a testament to our commitment to safe, equitable, and active communities. Explore the impact, innovation, and inspiration that shaped 2022 through our collective stories, data, and milestones. Read the report here.
Join us in expressing our gratitude to our incredible sponsors for their commitment to Safe Routes to School, mobility justice, and safer communities. As champions of safe and active transportation, they play a crucial role in supporting this impactful event, bringing together policymakers, educators, parents, and community champions to advocate for safe routes for students everywhere. Learn more about each of our sponsors here.
Get ready to walk, roll, and pedal your way to school on October 4th! Register today for Walk and Roll to School Day, a day to promote active lifestyles and safe routes to school. Don’t miss out on the fun and your chance to be a part of the movement for healthier, safer, and more active communities. Register here.
7. Register Now for Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day on November 14
Mark your calendars and lace up your sneakers because Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day is just around the corner. Secure your spot and prepare to walk with purpose on November 14th, as we honor the bravery and resilience of Ruby Bridges by walking to school together. Register now and be a part of a day that honors courage, diversity, and the power of education.