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.
your school district or community is interested in learning more
about SRTS, contact David Calderetti, SRTS Coordinator for Cross
County Connection, at (856) 596-8228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline Extension for Safe Routes to School
Infrastructure Grant Application - June 30, 2014
The deadline for
submitting applications for the 2014 SRTS Infrastructure Grant
Program has been extended to Monday, June 30th 2014. The SRTS
application guidance has been updated to provide additional
clarifications regarding the resolution requirements. For more
information, visit http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/localaid/srts.shtm.
May is Bike to School Month!
The wait is almost over! Bike to School Day, May 7th, is
right around the corner and many southern New Jersey schools and
municipalities have coordinated with Cross County Connection to
organize events throughout the entire month. Riding a bike to school
is not only good for one's health, the
community and the environment, it is also a great way to prepare
students to learn. Each May, schools around the Nation celebrate the
benefits of riding a bike by organizing activities for Bike to School
Month and participating in Bike to School Day.
include bicycle rodeos, in-class educational programming, and
encouraging students to ride their bike and track distances. This
year, Cross County Connection will assist with bicycle rodeos in
Pemberton, Mullica, and Fairfield Townships, and Vineland and Camden
Bike Rodeos are obstacle courses developed for
the purpose of teaching children basic bicycle riding skills such as
stopping, balancing, signaling, and turning. Rodeos also feature bike
and helmet safety inspections. Participating students earn
Certificates of Participation and are rewarded with giveaways such as
reflective bracelets and bicycle safety bookmarks.
Students from Egg Harbor City and Somers Point
School Districts will meet school staff and faculty at off-site
locations and ride their bicycles to school together. These organized
events provide an opportunity to educate children about safe
bicycling practices while riding a bike. This will be the third year
in a row that these districts have worked with Cross County
Connection in organizing Bike to School Month activities.
Other participating schools include:
Park Elementary, National Park
If you are interested in organizing a Bike to
School Event at your school, contact Cross County Connection at (856)
596-8228, or email David Calderetti, SRTS Coordinator at email@example.com.
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