There is wonderful news for schools and communities: we have funds available for the 20% match for Safe Routes to School projects in Michigan. We have been approved for up to $750,000 of toll credits for fiscal year 2013! These state funds can be used to match both infrastructure and noninfrastructure SRTS grants. As with all of our grants, this is a competitive process, and funds will be allocated to solid projects. If your school and community are working on a Safe Routes to School project, call one of our representatives as soon as possible to discuss your plans.
The Dexter and Manchester School Districts are accepting applications for a shared, part-time Safe Routes to School Coordinator, contracted through the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation. Read more here...
It’s time to get in gear and get your wheels rolling for Bike to School Day! On Wednesday May 8th the Safe Routes to School team encourages you to join dozens of schools across Michigan in biking to school. Biking to school allows students to complete physical activity while having fun. Bike to School Day also allows teachers and administrators an opportunity to teach students tips on bike safety, which makes to Bike to School Day an event with both educational and physical benefits! May 8th is approaching fast, so register here today to receive free planning and educational tools for your Bike to School Day event. Register here today!
Michigan Assocation of Planning in partnership with Michigan Safe Routes to School is pleased to present Transportation Bonanza 4: Creating healthy, mobile, and livable communities through Safe Routes to School, innovative planning, design, and construction. March 21, 2013 at the Lansing Radisson. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.planningmi.org/tb.asp
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.