Safe Routes to School in the News

The following is a brief compilation of Safe Routes to School-related news stories from across the country. Web links to the following news stories are time sensitive, so some stories may not be accessible after the initial publication date or may require registration.

Representative Eric Swafford Announces 'Safe Routes to School' Grant for Crossville
Crossville Chronicle, TN ─ 6/24/2010

Lafayette Students Follow 'Moose Trails' to School, ME ─ 6/17/2010

Hillside School Has Walkability Audit
Main Line Media News, PA ─ 6/16/2010

Governor Bredesen Announces $2.6 Million in Safe Routes to School Grants Newsroom ─ 6/15/2010

$600-Thousand in Grants to Help Kids Walk to and from School
KMOX News, MO ─ 6/14/2010

Sidewalks Could Curb Childhood Obesity Problem
The Monitor, TX ─ 6/12/2010

Children Encouraged to Bike/Walk ─ 6/10/2010

Safe Routes to School and Reducing Childhood Obesity
The SDOT Blog, WA ─ 6/4/2010

Temple Awarded Nearly a Million for ‘Safe Routes to Schools’
News 8 Austin, TX ─ 6/3/2010

TxDOT Announces $54 Million in Local Safe Routes to School Awards
Texas Department of Transportation ─ 5/27/2010

Hui Celebrates Bike & Walk to School Day Across the State
Hawaii Safe Routes to School Hui ─ 5/27/2010

High-Schoolers Leading Biking-to-School Movement, CA ─ 5/19/2010

Decatur to Receive $500K GDOT Funds for Safe Routes to School
In Decatur, GA ─ 5/13/2010

Childhood Obesity in the Spotlight, Task Force Unveils Action Plan
West Orlando News online, FL ─ 5/12/2010

Marin Voice: Providing Safe Routes to Schools
Marin Independent Journal, CA ─ 5/11/2010

Walk to School Day on Kauai
ESP Wellness, HI ─ 5/7/2010

Wednesday is Walk and Bicycle to School Day, MA ─ 5/4/2010

Patrick-Murray Administration Encourages Students to Participate in Massachusetts Walk and Bicycle to School Day May 5, 2010
MassDOT ─ 5/4/2010

Students on the Move: Healthy Bodies the Goal of Walk-to-School Event
Nevada Appeal ─ 4/29/2010

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