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The current issue of Safe Routes Matters, the National Center's e-newsletter, includes information on successful SRTS management, how to continue an SRTS program during the winter and more.

"Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Reduce Speeding and Distracted Driving" focuses on how SRTS programs in across the country measured success in reducing speeding and distracted driving.

Cycling is a healthy, fun and efficient way for children to travel to and from school, and it’s a growing part of Safe Routes to School programs nationwide.

Many Safe Routes to School Programs are put on hold due to the challenges of winter walking and cycling. This webinar explores ideas and tactics to help make the cold cool for safe routes to school. 

View the archived recording of a 60-minute webinar that addressed the problem of traffic congestion as it relates to safe routes to school.

Do Safe Routes to School programs that increase walking and bicycling have some characteristics in common? A new report conducted by the National Center for Safe Routes to School has found that may indeed be the case.

The grants, made possible through the federal Safe Routes to School program, award federal funding to U.S. schools, municipalities and organizations to increase walking and bicycling safety for students.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the Safe Routes to School National Course Instructor Training, to be held April 23–26, 2012, in Sterling, Va.  Up to 12 individuals may be selected.

Heatherwood Elementary School and Omro Middle School have received the 2011 Safe Routes to School Award for outstanding achievement in safe walking and bicycling to school programs.

Where can you find the most recent data on school travel in the U.S.? The National Center for Safe Routes to School released today a research report which provides insight into national trends in U.S. school travel. 

The three-part “Getting Results” series will highlight SRTS programs that have helped achieve traffic reduction, changes in driver behavior, and increased student participation in walking and bicycling.

Today, hundreds of thousands of students, parents and communities representing more than 3,700 schools across America will walk and bicycle to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day.

Thank you for your submissions - applications for the 2011 Safe Routes to School Award are now being evaluated. Stay tuned for news on which SRTS program will be recognized for achievement this year!

The National Center for Safe Routes to School is now reviewing applications for 25 mini-grants of $1,000 each. Recipients will be notified by Wed., November 16, and will be announced in December 2011.

The National Center selected 25 recipients of $1,000 mini-grants for projects designed to encourage safe walking and bicycling to school. The mini-grant activities will occur during the fall semester of the 2011-2012 school year.

The National Center’s Progress Report describes how state SRTS programs are set up, challenges to funding distribution, who is being reached, and what types of activities or projects are being implemented.

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center will present a Spanish-language Webinar based on a resource developed by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center and National Center for Safe Routes to School.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the Safe Routes to School National Course Instructor Training, to be held October 24 - 27, 2011, in Yakima, Wash.