Safe Routes to School

 

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Events Calendar 

August

10: QuickStart Mini-grant due date

September

All month: Take Student Travel Tallies

14: QuickStart Mini-grant due date

28: Walkabout Mini-grant due date

October

All month: Take Student Travel Tallies

4: International Walk to School Day

6-8: Youth Bike Summit

12: QuickStart Mini-grant due date

November

1: Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Block Grant Applications due

Upcoming Events

August 10, September 14 and October 12: QuickStart Mini-grant due dates

The popular QuickStart Mini-grants return again in the fall with three due dates. These $1,000 reimbursement grants are a great way to kick-off the school year with some extra cash for SRTS activities. To learn more and apply online, please visit the QuickStart Mini-grants webspage.

September and October, 2017: Student Tally Week

Every year during September and October, schools in Virginia are encouraged to choose a week that works with their schedule to conduct a show-of-hands travel tally. This annual event, called Student Travel Tally Week, helps schools assess where they're at and track changes in student's travel modes as a result of SRTS activities. Schools that participate for the first time are eligible to receive a Virginia Safe Routes to School program banner to hang at their school. Find more details on the Student Travel Tally webpage.

October 4, 2017: International Walk to School Day

Save the date for Safe Routes to School's biggest fall event! International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 4, 2017, but Virginia encourages schools to hold their events on any day in October that works for them. Be sure to register your event on www.walkbiketoschool.org and find more resources on the Walk to School Day webpage. 

October 6-8, 2017: Youth Bike Summit in Arlington, VA

The Youth Bike Summit is an annual conference created by youth bicycle advocates with the goal of transforming local communities and strengthening the national bicycling movement by empowering leaders. This year, the Summit will be held in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC. Registration is only $35 for youth (up to age 24) and $60 for adults. Review the schedule of events and register to attend on their website: https://youthbikesummit.org/ The Virginia Safe Routes to School Program is a proud sponsor of this event, and we hope to see you there!

November 1, 2017 - Transportation Alternatives Set Aside Applications Due

Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set Aside is the federal funding source for "alternative" transportation projects, such as those that benefit walking and biking to school. New sidewalks, installing high-visibility crosswalks, and building connections to off-street trails, are examples of projects funded through TA.

TA is administered by VDOT's Local Assistance Division. Please note: This application cycle will include awards for both FY19 and FY20 allocations. If the November 2017 deadline is missed, the next opportunity to apply for Federal TA funds will be November 2019. Learn more by downloading the Transportation Alternatives Guide, or contacting your LTAC

 

SRTS Newsletter

Stay informed about the SRTS developments in Virginia with the VDOT SRTS Newsletter. Every newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles about SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation.

Sign up for our email list to receive our quarterly newsletters electronically. You can read past editions of the Virginia SRTS Newsletter in PDF format by clicking on the links below.

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Winter

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March

April

June

Summer

September

October

November/ December

February

April

Special Edition, July

October

December

January

April

September

October

December

March

April

May

June

July

Special Edition, Part 1

Special Edition, Part 2

December

 

Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg VA

Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg, VA

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