Safe Routes to School Award 2011

Heatherwood Elementary School in Boulder, Colo., took on ambitious infrastructure, education and encouragement activities that ultimately increased the percentage of students regularly walking and bicycling to school from 12 percent to more than 43 percent. Omro Middle School in Omro, Wis., developed an innovative cycling program using a fleet of more than 35 bicycles maintained by the school’s “Young Mechanics.” These comprehensive SRTS programs changed the commuting culture of their students.

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