Issue: 22          

October 2015



South Jersey SRTS Program

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Communities can earn Sustainable Jersey certification points by participating in SRTS!

Communities 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!

For more information about obtaining Sustainable Jersey points for creating an SRTS program, contact Cross County Connection at (856) 596-8228 or visit



Welcome 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 you enjoy!

Safe 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



Walk to School Month Participation

International Walk to School Day was October 8th, however, Walk to School events took place throughout the month of October. Participating schools and school districts pledged to hold walk to school events to encourage students to walk and bike more frequently to school. A total of 154 schools and school districts registered their events online through Walk Bike to School NJ's website, 22 of which were in Southern New Jersey! Cross County Connection was pleased to participate in these events and provided students with safety related giveaways to help reinforce safe walking practices. Cross County Connection participated with schools from the following municipalities in South Jersey:

Southampton School District's Walk to School Day

  • Absecon 
  • Eastampton
  • Egg Harbor City
  • Gibbsboro
  • Margate City
  • Mount Holly
  • Pleasantville
  • Somers Point 
  • Southampton
  • Stockton
  • Stone Harbor
  • Vineland
  • Woodbine
  • Woodbury Heights

Thank you to all of the schools and school districts that participated in International Walk to School Day and held walking events throughout the month of October.



Upcoming SRTS Poster Contest 

2014 Poster Submission

With winter soon approaching, continuing your Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program may seem challenging. Cross County Connection TMA encourages the continuation of your program through involvement in the SRTS Poster Contest. The contest, which is open to 3rd and 4th graders, helps to reinforce the importance of walking and bicycling safely to and from school by having children illustrate the skills taught in the Pedestrian Safety Program. Students must illustrate the selected theme of the contest. Themes include pedestrian safety, bicycle safety, environmental impacts of walking and bicycling, and health impacts. One student who best demonstrates the selected theme will be selected by a panel of judges from Cross County Connection TMA to receive a prize. To obtain more information regarding requirements and how to sign up for the SRTS Poster Contest, please contact Sean Schweitzer, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, at or by calling (856) 596-8228.



Local SRTS Programs in the News 

October 8, 2015 | SNJ Today 

October 9, 2015 | Shore News Today




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