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 email@example.com.
Register for Bike to School Day 2014
Join the growing
list of schools participating in International Bike to School Day on
May 7th by registering your event at www.walkbiketoschool.org.
International Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools
across the country to join together to celebrate and build on the
energy of National Bike Month. Registering will entitle you to access
a number of flyer and sticker templates to use to promote your event.
National Bike to School Day 2013 was held on May 8th and more than
1,700 schools in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia
In the state of
New Jersey, the week of May 19th-23rd has been declared Bike to
School Week. What better way to prepare students to ride to school
for a full week than to celebrate International Walk to School Day on
May 7th? Cross County Connection can assist with the coordination of
your bicycle event(s). From bicycle rodeos to bike clinics, there are
numerous ways to celebrate the joy of riding.
If your school
or school district cannot participate during the dates listed above,
have no fear! Bike to School Events can occur throughout the entire
month. The more a school celebrates biking to school, the sooner
bicycling can become part of the community's culture.
information on how Cross County Connection can assist you, contact
David Calderetti, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, at (856)596-8228.
Free In-Class Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
around the corner and our calendar filling up quickly with requests,
Cross County Connection would like to invite your school or school
district to contact our office to participate in our FREE 3rd and 4th
grade Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Lesson. Cross County Connection's
trained staff will come to your school and provide students with the
opportunity to understand how to use pedestrian and bicycle
facilities that are available to them, recognize traffic patterns,
and learn about the benefits of safe bicycling and walking without
leaving the confines of a classroom setting. The program takes 25
minutes to administer and is extremely interactive. Therefore, we
request that the lesson is taught to no more than 2 classes at one
Since 2012, the
program has been taught to thousands of students throughout the 7
southern counties of New Jersey. All children will need to walk or
bike alone at some point in their lives, so why not allow Cross
County Connection to help educate them to do so safely? Participating
students receive bicycle and pedestrian safety giveaways and are
eligible to participate in a Poster Safety Contest, where winners
receive bicycle helmets.
information, contact Valerie Laranko, Marketing and Education
Specialist, Cross County Connection, at (856) 596-8228 or Laranko@driveless.com
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