Safe Routes to School


Events and Newsletters

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Events Calendar 


Walking Month/Walktober

7: Walk to School Day, Any Way You Can

8: QuickStart Mini-grant deadline

15: Safe Routes Partnership, Dropping Enforcement from the 6 E's Discussion

22: Safe Routes Partnership, Dropping Enforcement from the 6 E's Discussion


Upcoming Events

October 7: Walk to School Day, Any Way You Can!

Safe Routes to School's signature fall event is back on October 7, 2020Given the pandemic, we are encouraging communities to participate in whatever fashion that encourages physical activity safely. Celebrate at home, around the neighborhood, or at school!

To encourage participation from different learning environments, neighborhoods, families, and schools can register their events on Registration is quick and easy, and any school that registers their event will receive a Walk to School decal in December. Happy walking!

October 22: Dropping Enforcement from the 6 E's: A Virtual Discussion

The Safe Routes Partnership is hosting two online meetings to discuss the organization's removal of "Enforcement" as one of their six E's. The meetings seek to answer questions and facilitate dialogue about what the removal of "Enforcement" means for local, regional, and state Safe Routes to School programs. Due to the popularity of the first call on October 15, they have added a second call on October 22, (1-2 EST). Register ASAP for a spot! Register for the October 22 date at this link.

QuickStart Mini-grant Fall Deadlines

Schools may not be returning in a familiar fashion this fall, but the VA SRTS QuickStart Mini-grants are back with three fall due dates of August 13September 10, and October 8!
QuickStart Mini-grants are $1,000 reimbursement grants that can be used to jump start SRTS programs and activities. Since these activities will look and feel very different this fall than in the past, we've put together a starter list of ideas: Click here for information on how grant money can be used to fund traffic gardens, bike racks, street art, youth leadership activities and more!
When you're ready to fill out the easy online application, head over to the Quick Start Mini-grant webpage.

SRTS Calendar

The SRTS Calendar discusses the importance of working with your school and school division to get SRTS events on the official calendar so that students, parents, and schools can look forward to and prepare for Safe Routes events. This resource also includes a customizable academic calendar that shows the important upcoming SRTS dates and can be used in the classroom or to help plan for SRTS events.

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.

2020 - Spring (information as of 3/9/2020) | Summer

2019 - Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter

2018 - Spring | Summer | August | December

2017 - Spring | August | December

2016 - Spring | Summer |September | Winter

2015 - January | February | March | April-May | August - September | Winter

2014 - February | March | April | Summer | September | October | November/December

2013 - February | April | Special Edition, July | October | December

2012 - January | April | September | October | December

2011 - 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

Page last modified: Oct. 1, 2020