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Welcome Froogh Sadry!

This month we welcomed Froogh Sadry to our team as the Safe Routes to School Intern. She recently graduated with a Master of Public Health from Wayne State University. Before joining us, she was serving her community as a Michigan Fitness Foundation  AmeriCorps Safe Routes to Health member at Corewell Health System. She is passionate about healthy equity, especially when …

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Transportation Bonanza 2024: Save the Date

Save the Date February 15, 2024 | In Person Format Join professionals from the fields of planning, education, transportation, health, engineering, natural resource and environmental protection, architecture, and landscape architecture for a day of training and connection focusing on active transportation and Safe Routes to School.  Transportation Bonanza 15 will be held in person at Eagle Eye …

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Fall Pedestrian Safety

Fall is an important time of year for more pedestrian safety awareness and extra pedestrian safety measures with Pedestrian Safety Month, Halloween, and Daylight Savings Time all happening this time of year. National Pedestrian Safety Month Every October is National Pedestrian Safety Month. During National Pedestrian Safety Month, we can all do our part to educate …

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City of Jackson Case Study

By expanding their walking, biking, and rolling infrastructure, the City of Jackson has made it possible for students and residents to use active transportation methods for decades to come.

Back to School

Back to school is a great time for your students to begin new routines. We recommend including tips for students to get to school using active transportation in your return to school plan. In addition to highlighting the importance of daily physical activity, inspiring your students to use active transportation to get to school includes the following benefits: Students show up to school ready to …

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Walk & Roll to School Day

Michigan is joining states across the nation on Wednesday, October 4 to promote Walk & Roll to School Day (WR2SD). Every school or community can engage in a wide range of activities, such as recognizing local champions or school groups during the event. WR2SD also offers an opportunity to bring students, parents, and school staff …

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Call for Transportation Bonanza Sessions

The Michigan Association of Planning Planning Transportation Bonanza Conference Committee is seeking proposals for presentations at the annual Transportation Bonanza on February 15, 2024 at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Lansing. Session proposals should demonstrate exemplary examples and clear learning objectives. Proposals are due August 31. The purpose of Transportation Bonanza is to connect professionals …

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Michigan’s Hands-Free Law: What Parents and Schools Need to Know

Michigan’s hands-free law took effect on June 30 which means all vehicle drivers are prohibited to hold or use a cellphone while driving except for emergency calls, cell phone mounts, and connecting a cellphone via Bluetooth dashboards to use a single-touch hands-free program. The hands-free law is meant to prevent distracted driving, which is the …

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