The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the launch of a new web-based resource for law enforcement officers on April 13. The Safe Routes to School for Law Enforcement Web site, www.saferoutesinfo.org/lawenforcement, provides tips, tools and other materials to help law enforcement officers get involved in Safe Routes to School.
News Archive for 2010
December 15, 2010 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced that 10 Michigan schools in six counties will receive $1.4 million in federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding for safety improvements and education programs. MDOT partners with the Michigan Fitness Foundation to work with schools, communities, students, teachers and parents.
Communitywalk.com is a web-based utility dedicated to helping people create free online, interactive Google maps. Your school can use this utility to develop community walking audit and route maps, or maps for Make Trax curriculum activities. Maps allow users to attach photos, add comments and download maps to Google Earth. It’s never been easier to create your own map. Try it now!
Personal Security and Safe Routes to School- It is important to understand the personal safety issues faced by students and the valuable role SRTS programs can play in making school environments safer. Children and caregivers may face fears around bullying, personal violent crime, or exposure to gang activities or abduction. The National Center for Safe Routes to School has released a handbook entitled Personal Security and Safe Routes to School. The Handbook explains how Safe Routes to School can be part of the solution in helping communities assess and address local safety concerns through the development of walking school busses, bike trains, parent patrols and the development of route maps.
Welcome to our new Safe Routes to School Website!
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) today announced that 14 Michigan elementary and middle schools in eight counties will receive more than $1.8 million in federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding for safety improvements and education programs. MDOT partners with the Michigan Fitness Foundation to work with schools, communities, students, teachers and parents.
Three Michigan schools serving students with disabilities will receive more than $45,500 in federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding for education programs, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced today. Schools in Allegan, Genesee and Washtenaw counties are receiving grants to address the challenges that children with disabilities may face while participating in SRTS programs. The Michigan Fitness Foundation is MDOT’s partner in the initiative. Download the full press release
Stone Elementary School's "Walk Your Child To School Community Health and Wellness Day" was highlighted recently in the Saginaw News.
The SR2S program at Bothwell Middle School in Marquette was featured in a story in The Mining Journal.
Hamtramck's SR2S program is featured in a case study published on the National Center for Safe Routes to School website.
During the 2008-2009 school year, Wayne State University's Center for Urban Studies implemented a Safe Routes to School (SR2S) pilot project in the city of Detroit. Visit Dr. David Martin's project blog for project highlights and an overview of the lessons and key themes that emerged.
Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (MTGA) and Michigan State University have teamed up to map the proximity of Michigan’s elementary and middle schools to the state's trails. If a trail is aligned between the school and the neighborhood where a student lives, a trail may only need a short connector in order to become a prime “safe route to school.”