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NYC DOT Provides Maps for Walking to School

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  The New York City Department of Transportation has published a series of maps for each school district within the five boroughs indicating the presence of crosswalks, stop signs, traffic lights and school location. Parents and other residents can view the traffic laws of the immediate area surrounding schools by logging onto the DOT’s website and downloading …

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Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Faith and Communities initiative aims to fight the childhood obesity epidemic by encouraging children to stay active and learn healthful habits. Elements of the Let’s Move campaign include empowering parents to set foundations for healthful lives, carving out time during and after school for physical activity and providing access …

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri SRTS Grant

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri has received a grant from the National Safe Routes to School fund to improve local sidewalks and make traveling to school easier for children. They will use the $176,449.40 they have been awarded to create new sidewalks and add signs and lights around popular walking routes. As many of the public schools …

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FeetFirst Offers SRTS Educational Programs

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Feet First is a non-profit dedicated to improving walkability standards throughout Washington State. They offer tutorials and educational seminars on topics such as “Develop a Social Marketing Plan” and “Drop-off and Pick-up Zone Improvement Consultation”. They also provide maps of walking routes surrounding schools! Visit their website here! Jerilyn Krakower VERTICES Intern Center for Community …

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SRTS Webinar for Volunteer Recruitment

America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School have developed a webinar on succesfully recruiting and retaining support for SRTS events. The hour-long webinars will take place on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm and will feature talks from Wendi Kallins, Director of the Marin County SRTS Program, and Maria Lourdes Perez, Director of …

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Chicago DOT Provides SRTS Resource

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The Chicago Department of Transportation has developed an online resource to facilitate Safe Routes to School programs.  The Chicago Safe Routes to School Toolbox provides coordinators with ideas and guidelines for organizing and promoting events both within and outside the Chicago area. The Toolbox includes valuable educational, encouragement, and enforcement tips, as well as contact information …

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Safe Routes to School Mini-Grants Call for Applications

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The National Center for Safe Routes to School is now accepting applications for 25 mini-grants worth $1,000 each to support  Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs that enable and encourage children to safely walk and bicycle to school. For more information about the National Center’s mini-grant program, visit www.saferoutesinfo.org/funding-portal/mini-grants. Applications are due Wednesday, October 19, 2011. …

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