SRTS Snapshot: Windsor, Vermont

Parent volunteers lead Walking School Buses forward

Safe Routes to School coordinators at State Street School listened to parents while developing a program anchored by walking school buses that addresses worries about safety of children walking and bicycling to school.

NCSRTS issues call for 2009 Oberstar Award applications


The National Center for Safe Routes to School is now accepting applications for the 2009 James L. Oberstar Safe Routes to School Award. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2009. To access the award application and criteria, please visit here.

SRTS National Conference Early Registration ends June 15

Register today for the Safe Routes to School National Conference August 19–21, 2009 in beautiful, bicycle-friendly Portland, Oregon, and take advantage of the early registration rate of $300, which was extended to June 15. Please visit our site to learn about current up-to-date conferences.  

Keynote speakers confirmed for the conference include:

See You In Portland for SRTS National Conference!

Local SRTS practitioners, transportation planners, advocates, parents, health professionals, researchers and law enforcement officers, are gearing up for the 2nd National Safe Routes to School Conference in Portand, Oregon, August 19–21.

Keynote speakers include:

Featured Resource: The Latest SRTS Case Studies Online

The National Center for Safe Routes to School has a collection of case studies on-line that show how communities are using their SRTS awards to overcome obstacles and work with other community partners to provide safe routes to school. Check out the latest case studies by selecting a state on the Center's website to see what's happening:

Safe Routes Snapshots:

Walk to School Day 2009

We couldn't resist sharing a few fantastic 2009 Walk to School Day photos! Want to see more images and stories you could use for your own efforts? Visit the National Center's searchable Walk to School Day image library.

Walk to School Day 2009: Another Record-breaking Year

A record number of communities from all 50 states and the District of Columbia participated in Walk to School Day 2009. As of Oct. 28, a total of 3,369 Walk to School Day events registered through the National Center's Web site — that represents an increase of 481 events (17 percent) over last year! And we know even more events were held than is reflected by this number. Walk to School Day continues to grow in popularity each year because of community members' commitment to encourage safe walking and bicycling to school.

SRTS 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.

Walk to School Day 2009: Local organizers say…

"We had a great event with awesome participation. At 7:50, there is usually a huge amount of cars in the parking lot. [At Walk to School Day this year] there were maybe three at the most."