Lighting is a recurrent barrier for Safe Routes to School programs. Walking or biking in the dark makes it hard to see where you’re going and what hazards lie ahead of you, not to mention being visible to motor vehicles. As SRTS programming continues to expand across Flint, the Crim Fitness Foundation and their partnerships […]
This year we’re excited to be awarding $188,868 of mini grant funds to 52 schools across Michigan for active school bus, corner captain, or other initiatives which facilitate the institutionalization and sustainability of active transportation programs. The Safe Routes to School mini-grant program started in 2011 with 15 schools selected through a competitive Request for
The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is again partnering with Michigan State University (MSU) to provide technical assistance to Michigan schools interested in developing action plans that can lead to grant funding for infrastructure improvements and program support as part of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
General Tips “Who ya gonna call?”– Teach your students their age appropriate personal information. This may be a home address and phone number, or it might be an alternative contact when a parent can not be reached. Set plans for what to do if they arrive home and a parent isn’t there. Map Your Route– Go over the
Photo Credit: Michigander SUMMER is finally here!! And it’s hot. It’s very hot. So, here are some ways you and your child can still have fun with your summer walking and biking while keeping cool: Seek Shade. The suns UV rays are strongest and most harmful during midday, so it’s best to seek a physical
This month we welcomed Jillian Seach to our team as the Safe Routes to School Intern. She recently finished her first semester at MSU pursuing a Master’s in Public Relations. She hopes that being in a physically healthy work space will enable her to become healthier in all aspects of her life. She wants to
Safe Routes to School is one of the categories of the federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) administers TAP in Michigan, where regional trail connections and safe routes to school are among the highest priorities for funding. TAP is a competitive grant program that uses federal transportation funds designated by
Schools across Michigan took this year’s theme of “Come One, Come All” to heart by coming out in mass numbers for bike to school on the beautiful morning of Wednesday, May 9th. We had 216 schools participate with over 40,000 students pedaling their way to school.
Last month brought the 2018 Governor’s Fitness Awards. A day where we recognize the amazing efforts across Michigan of people, organizations and communities. We were delighted to present a the Lifetime Service Tribute to Kirk L. Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, for his dedication to improving Michigan’s transportation infrastructure for all users. Starting
The Michigan Fitness Foundation Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is excited to announce this year’s SRTS regional trainings. These trainings will consist of hands-on sessions designed to help a community build or sustain a SRTS project. Each training will have a guest presenter sharing best practices and success stories from some of Michigan’s