Safe Routes to School
Events and Newsletters
July 20, 2017: Shared Use Ambassadors: Best Practices in Shared Use
Attend this webinar to learn about the Safe Routes to School National Partnership's newest individual Shared Use Ambassadors, and how they improve physical activity opportunities in communities through policy, programs and community engagement. Meet Erika Hood, REACH Community Fellow and Active Living Coordinator at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, and Ruth Bell, Health Program Analyst with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in Los Angeles, California, to learn about how their outstanding shared use initiatives improve access to physical activity in their communities.
CLICK HERE to register.
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 eligble 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.
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.
Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg, VA