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.
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.
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.