National Bike to School Day 2014 Registration Now Open
Join tens of thousands of children, parents, school officials, and many other supporters for the third annual Bike to School Day on May 7, 2014
We're gearing up to ride together again! Schools, parents and community members can now register a Bike to School Day event at http://saferoutesmichigan.org/register-for-bike-to-school-day.
Detroit has joined a list of over 100 cities that plan on hosting the annual walking festival known as "Jane's Walk". Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The purpose of the walks is to get people to explore their cities and connect with neighbours. The festival occurs from May 2-4.
If you'd like to learn how your community can host a Jane's Walk event, look up information on the official festival website.
The Northern Long-Eared Bat is being placed on the endangered species list this fall (approximately November 1, 2014) due to the decimation of the species from "White-Nosed Syndrome".
This has implications for all MDOT construction projects including SRTS engineering projects that go through MDOT's Local Agency Program (LAP) because local agencies must comply with the federal Endangered Species Act.
For FAQs regarding this issue, please click here.
Beginning Friday, April 4th at 3 pm, the existing version of the MDOT Grant System (MGS) will no longer be available. The upgraded version of MGS includes Transportation Economic Development System (TEDS) data and will be available on Monday, April 14th. If you plan to start a SR2S grant application in MGS but haven't done so yet, please WAIT until after April 14th to begin entering your grant information online. Existing active SR2S grant applications on MGS will need to be transferred to the upgraded version of MGS in April.
We suggest staying in regular contact with your grant coordinator, and periodically checking this page between now and April for related updates.
Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is an international movement—and now a federal program—to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. When routes are safe, walking or biking to and from school is an easy way to get the regular physical activity children need for good health. Safe Routes to School initiatives also help ease traffic jams and air pollution, unite neighborhoods and contribute to students’ readiness to learn in school.