Partnerships Build Support for Lenawee Township Project


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Partnerships Build Support for Lenawee Township Project

Building consensus among stakeholders is an important part of any Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project. At Madison School District, former superintendent and community champion, Ryan Rowe played a key role to gain support for their SRTS project with stakeholders that could amplify the project. Rowe understood that planning, application, and construction processes can take […]

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Lifting-up Engagement

In Michigan, as we continue to adapt our program to meet new needs, we want to note upcoming changes we are adopting and how those changes fit into your community. As of June 2020, the Safe Routes National Partnership announced changes to the 6 Es framework that have long summarized the key components of the

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SRTS Programming when Schools Re-open

As schools look to reopen this fall, we have resources for our partners across the state about how to help students safely walk and bike to school while maintaining social distancing. With your help, we hope to encourage schools to provide safe walking and biking information to families. National experts believe safety measures like walking or biking to school are

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The SRTS Planning Process at a Distance

Our team has outlined modifications to the planning process so schools can continue to build momentum while communities are social distancing. These modifications are meant to help, not detract from the process. The planning process should engage the same individuals involved in the in-person process, including: Parents Students, Teachers, and School staff Residents City officials and staff Local law enforcement Non-profit

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Walk and Wheel Wednesdays

Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is providing fun resources for families to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. MFF and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are launching Walk and Wheel Wednesdays to give socially-distanced Michigan families opportunities for healthy and fun outdoor activity. Beginning May 6, families are invited to be active by spending at least

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students and adults on bike gather together with SRTS coordinator for Bike to School Day event in Detroit

Detroit’s SRTS Value-Added Planning

Detroit, the “Motor City”, is known for the innovation of the automobile which is ingrained into mainstream culture. This, and much of Detroit’s history, means different things to different people with wide variations based on where residents live and how they move through the city. The appreciation of Detroit’s transportation history is especially true for

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