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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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2019 National SRTS Conference Recap

Last month, our staff and a handful of coordinators from across the state headed to Tampa for the 2019 National Safe Routes to School Conference. We shared the significant improvements happening in Detroit and Traverse City and were surrounded by colleagues that shared their progress across the country. Hearing how we collectively make it safe, convenient and

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Michigan’s Walk on the Wild Side for W2SD!

A few weeks ago, over 88,000 students from 304 schools across Michigan celebrated Walk to School Day (W2SD). Michiganders are mighty, coming out in record numbers through inclement weather to celebrate the importance of safe places for students who depend on and choose to walk and bike to school. Such a great accomplishment could not take place without dedicated parents, educators, municipal leaders, and students

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Pedestrian Safety Shouldn’t be Spooky

Halloween is an exciting holiday for all of us- from picking costumes to getting dressed up to trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Make sure the Halloween events and festivities safe and stress-free with these safety tips. Costume Selection Select costumes that are bright and reflective. Consider wearing reflectors or lights, adding reflective tape or striping to costumes, and using

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