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 to School Month Participation
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
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
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 Schweitzer@driveless.com or by calling
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