Promotion

New Plymouth, Idaho: Using Funding as a Program Catalyst

The federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program acted as a catalyst for New Plymouth, ID, to concentrate its efforts to improve safety and to encourage students to walk and bicycle to school.

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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: Education Efforts Complement Infrastructure Improvements

What began as a sidewalks infrastructure project along routes to schools in Coeur d’Alene blossomed into something bigger.

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What began as a sidewalks infrastructure project along routes to schools in Coeur d’Alene blossomed into something bigger when the city used a small non-infrastructure grant for education and encouragement efforts.

Blaine County, Idaho: Encouragement Increases Walk to School Day Turnout

Recently, Mountain Rides Transportation Authority, a alternative transportation provider, and the Cities of Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum in Blaine County, ID, received a grant for $312,000.

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Dubuque, Iowa: Pedestrian planning makes sense in Dubuque

Officials from Dubuque, IA, decided to develop a comprehensive pedestrian plan to seek input from all 29 schools in the district.

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Officials from Dubuque, IA, decided to develop a comprehensive pedestrian plan to seek input from all 29 schools in the district, a process patterned after one they successfully used when developing the city’s Bike-Hike Trail Vision plan.

“We want to include the community so they can be involved in the process,” said Chandra Ravada, Co-Director of the Transportation and Planning Department of the East Central Intergovernmental Association.

Tampa, Florida: Safe Kids Tampa

Safe Kids Tampa, led by St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa, has tailored its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

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Safe Kids Tampa, led by St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa, has tailored its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program to meet the needs of both urban and suburban children in 25 area schools during the past two years.

Belle Glade, Florida: Promoting wellness through Walk to School Day

Unlike many of the surrounding schools, Gove Elementary in Belle Glade, FL, is confronted with unique challenges to implement its Safe Routes to School program.

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Unlike many of the surrounding schools, Gove Elementary in Belle Glade, FL, is confronted with unique challenges to implement its Safe Routes to School program. Gove Elementary is a Title 1 school in a rural area with many of its students coming from families of migrant workers. The constant influx and outflow of students can be challenging for teachers, staff and the students. Despite these challenges, Gove Elementary has achieved success in promoting safety and wellness both in the school and in the community.

Newark, Delaware: Big rewards encourage big results

Delaware's Safe Routes to School Program began in May 2004 after a SRTS Program was formally established through a bill that included starting pilot programs in schools throughout the state.

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Washington, DC: Murch Elementary School builds consensus

Murch Elementary School built community consensus for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) efforts that enabled it to overcome barriers to walking and bicycling to school.

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Murch Elementary School built community consensus for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) efforts that enabled it to overcome barriers to walking and bicycling to school, to educate and encourage students to walk and ride to school, and to build sidewalks to make that trip safer. The school’s efforts earned it the 2009 James L. Oberstar Award for Safe Routes to School.

Spartanburg, South Carolina: Countywide effort pays off in Spartanburg, SC

The Safe Routes to School program in Spartanburg County, S.C. focuses on teaching safety, making the environment safer and increasing the number of families that are able to walk to school.

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Bluffton, South Carolina: Group finds funds for SRTS improvements

Bluffton Elementary, H. E. McCracken Middle and Bluffton High Schools are located in a complex in Bluffton, South Carolina, bordered by a heavily traveled county road and surrounded by residential neighborhoods.

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Bluffton Elementary, H. E. McCracken Middle and Bluffton High Schools are located in a complex in Bluffton, South Carolina, bordered by a heavily traveled county road and surrounded by residential neighborhoods. Of the more than 1,000 students living within 1.5 miles of the complex, many are bussed to school because the lack of infrastructure prevents them from walking.