Communities can earn Sustainable
Jersey certification points by participating in SRTS!
that participate in the Sustainable Jersey certification program will
be pleased to learn that developing a Safe Routes to School program
is an eligible 10 point action item!
more information about obtaining Sustainable Jersey points for creating
an SRTS program, contact Cross County Connection at (856) 596-8228 or
to Cross County Connection's South Jersey Safe Routes to School
Newsletter! These newsletters contain in-depth articles, news items,
and examples of Safe Routes to School work in South Jersey. We hope
Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program that encourages
children to be more physically active and creates safe, convenient
and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to
and from their schools. The program also encourages changes in travel
behavior, supports increased traffic law enforcement around schools
and educates communities about the benefits of active transportation.
If your school district or community is interested in learning more
about SRTS, contact Sean Schweitzer, Safe Routes to School
Coordinator, at (856)596-8228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk and Bike to School Month: October 2015
County Connection TMA invites you to take part in Walk and Bike to
School Month 2015. October 7 is International Walk and Bike to School
Day, however, students and parents all over New Jersey will be participating
in walking and biking events throughout the entire month of October.
Within Southern New Jersey, 15 schools have already signed up to
participate in walk to school day! Safety giveaways will be handed
out at the walk to school evens to promote safe walking practices.
This event has become a movement that recognizes the
need for implementing the Safe Routes to School
in this event will encourage healthier habits among students and
parents, strengthen community awareness and help reduce traffic
congestion around your school. It is also a perfect opportunity to
kick off a Safe Routes to School Program for the new school year!
support from the three P's (Principal, Police, Parents)
a Walk and Bike to School Day
sure to work with and include crossing guards
and ask for support from local partners: town, school officials,
fire department, bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups,
on type of event and plan the route
a welcoming event once the students reach school
your event at www.walktoschool.org
Cross County Connection TMA can help facilitate the
planning and implementation of your Walk to School Day Event, as well
as SRTS Program. We can provide assistance with establishing a
working group, coordinating bicycle and pedestrian encouragement and
educational activities, creating school Travel Plans and establishing
student travel monitoring methods by working with members of your
school district and municipality. Click here
for the complete Walk & Bike to School Event Check List. If your
school or community is not involved in Walk and Bike to School
events, and you are interested in learning more about SRTS programs,
please contact Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Sean Schweitzer at
(856)596-8228 or at email@example.com.
Step It Up! Make Our Communities More Walkable
with Safe Routes to School
Surgeon General of the United States is kicking off a new nationwide
Call to Action - "Step It Up!" to recognize the importance
of physical activity and promoting walking and walkable communities.
Schools can take part in this new initiative by providing their
students with opportunities for physical activity and promoting
safe routes for walking to school. One of the strategies highlighted
by this Call to Action is the implementation of a Safe
Routes to School (SRTS) Program. The implementation of a
SRTS Program supports the Call to Action's emphasis on walking
and its positive impact on education and health.
Through SRTS, schools are able to provide more walking opportunities
ensuring that communities are safe and convenient places to walk
while encouraging children to walk to and from school. This Call to
Action is important to continuing to work on improving student health
by walking to and from school. Help support this Call to Action by
implementing a SRTS program in your community today! To find out more
about this Call to Action, visit The Surgeon General's website.
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