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Safe Routes to School Launch Communities Receive California ATP Funding

 The Safe Routes to School Launch program, a joint project of the Safe Routes Partnership and UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), is designed to start and strengthen sustainable Safe Routes to School programs in California communities. The program was funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Senate Transportation Bill Takes Big Strides for Biking and Walking

Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unveiled its transportation reauthorization legislation, in advance of Committee consideration tomorrow. The bill is bipartisan and being released by the four Committee leaders – Senators Barrasso (R-WY), Carper (D-DE), Capito (R-WV), and Cardin (D-MD). As you may recall from prior blogs, the current transportation law expires a little more than a year from now in September 2020.

Celebrate July Park & Rec Month by Engaging with Community

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This guest blog post is written by Jared Mummert, Program Specialist, National Recreation and Park Association

Five Ways Nonprofits Can Thrive as Remote Organizations

Nonprofits are increasingly transitioning to working remotely, in part to address longer commutes and tighter budgets. Virtual offices provide opportunities to meet these challenges as well as perks that nurture employee satisfaction and engagement. Healthy Places by Design and the Safe Routes Partnership have leveraged this structure to better serve our staff and clients. We recently connected to compare notes.

How to Have Fun: Walking School Bus Edition

“It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” Dr. Seuss

Reps. Brownley and Espaillat Step Up For Safety

We congratulate Representatives Julia Brownley (D-CA-26) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) for introducing the Safe and Friendly for the Environment (SAFE) Streets Act.  H.R. 3040 would help make sure that federal safety funds are directed towards projects that make walking and rolling safer.