Dave Cowan serves as program manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. Dave has extensive experience providing support to local, regional and state Safe Routes to School programs, putting on workshops, leading webinars and sharing best practices in both policy and program work while providing technical assistance and training for local Safe Routes to School advocates. Dave has served as the primary liaison for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Technical Assistance program with regards to Safe Routes to School policy initiatives and recently co-authored the Safe Routes to School Local Policy Guide and Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Advancing Safe Routes to School at the County Level.
Before joining the National Partnership, Dave served as education director at Bicycle Colorado. During his time at Bicycle Colorado, he managed Safe Routes to School projects and teams throughout the state of Colorado, served as the curriculum committee lead through the Colorado Safe Routes to School State Network, collaborated to revise the Colorado Driver’s Manual and worked in partnership with Bicycle Colorado staff on important legislative and policy advances. A League Certified Instructor for the League of American Bicyclists, Dave individually educated more than 30,000 students on bicycle and pedestrian safety, worked with scores of schools to improve policy, boost program participation and garner parent involvement in Safe Routes to School activities.