CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (June 1, 2010) — The National Center for Safe Routes to School announced today the selection of 34 recipients to receive $1,000 mini-grants for projects designed to encourage safe walking and bicycling to school.
On Wednesday, October 7th, students, parents, teachers and local officials in several thousand communities across the U.S. will walk to school together to celebrate the 13th annual International Walk to School Day.
The city of Portland, Ore., recognized nationally for its walking and bicycling programs, was selected through a competitive application process to host the 2nd Safe Routes to School National Conference in 2009.
The National Safe Routes to School Task Force has released its final report, Safe Routes to School: A Transportation Legacy - A National Strategy to Increase Safety and Physical Activity among American Youth.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School is now accepting applications for participation in the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Course Instructor Training to be held October 27 - 30, 2008 in Evanston, IL.
Registration is open for 2008 International Walk to School, an international event where communities from over 40 countries join together to walk and bicycle to school. Walk to School Day is October 8, 2008.