Are you a school teacher or administrator, parent, or member of an organization that would like to bring more biking and walking to your neighborhood school? Here is a terrific chance for some funding to improve young students' access to active transportation. The National Center for Safe Routes to School is now accepting applications for 25 mini-grants of $1,000 each. These mini-grants... read the whole note.
The federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program that seeks to improve safety and encourage children to walk and bicycle to school has recently been considered as one of the five programs the House of Representatives may vote to terminate. Fortunately, this program avoided the majority vote this week and was not selected as the option the public could vote on cutting through the YouCut... read the whole note.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership, which is hosted by the non-profit Bikes Belong Foundation, seeks an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced professional with a successful track record in leading fundraising campaigns with corporations, foundations and individuals to serve as Development Director. The Partnership is a network of nearly 500 organizations which are working to make... read the whole note.
SVBC supports Safe Routes to School efforts in Santa Clara County primarily through our partnership with Traffic Safe Communities Network (TSCN). Amazingly, TCSN still has some availability to provide additional student traffic safety education at local schools in April and May! These can be student presentations, assemblies or bicycle rodeos.
Schools generally respond to input from... read the whole note.
Good news broke out in a late night session of the Cupertino city council. Last night, at around 11:30 PM, the Cupertino City Council adopted a resolution and voted to deny a petition by residents on Scenic Circle who wanted to prevent access to the park's trails from their neighborhood.
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Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition members and volunteers were on hand to... read the whole note.
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Partnership needs our help to make biking and walking to school part of the nation's efforts to combat childhood obesity:
Last month, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the Let's Move initiative to solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. An important component of that effort is the new Task Force on Childhood Obesity,... read the whole note.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects in the Bay Area have recently gotten a shot in the arm. SVBC, together with the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition, worked with the Metropolitan Traffic Commission (MTC) to secure SRTS funding in the Commission’s recent "Climate Action Plan." There is $17 million available for SRTS projects across the Bay Area, with $1.43 million and $4.04 million going to San... read the whole note.