SRTS State Coordinators gather for second national meeting in Denver, CO

DENVER, CO — Safe Routes to School (SRTS) State Coordinators gathered in Denver, CO, from May 15 – May 17 for the 2nd Annual Safe Routes to School State Coordinators National Meeting. Representatives from forty-nine States were in attendance at the meeting hosted by the National Center for Safe Routes to School (NCSRTS) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The meeting was officially kicked off with opening remarks from Colorado Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien.

Permanent and interim SRTS Coordinators gathered to network and share information about SRTS programs in their states. They discussed application processes and procedures, school travel plans, partnership development, evaluation strategies, and heard about current programs and plans for the NCSRTS. The meeting also included a field visit to a Boulder, CO school, where attendees heard and witnessed the success of a Safe Routes to School program.

Established in May 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School assists communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school. The Center strives to equip Safe Routes to School programs with the knowledge and technical information to implement safe and successful strategies.

The National Center for Safe Routes to School is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.