December 19, 2017

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has announced another round of Non-Infrastructure Safe Routes to School grants for 2018! This one-of-a-kind program in our region provides funding and support to the work of the local Safe Routes to School Coordinators throughout the state. The online application system will open on February 7, 2018, and the deadline for applications is March 23, 2018.

November 28, 2017

On November 8, 2017 the City of Alexandria released its Vision Zero Action Plan for public review and comment. The 58 action items outlined in the Plan layout the City’s concerted strategy to make streets safe for all users and achieve zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2028.

October 24, 2017

International Walk to School Day was held on October 4th, and once again, the students, parents, teachers, and communities in our region responded by participating in impressive numbers. According to the Walk & Bike to School Day website, there were over 460 Walk to School Day events in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia!

July 18, 2017

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has announced a new round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside funding. This application cycle will include awards for both FY19 and FY20 allocations. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017. Keep in in mind that if you don’t apply this year, you won’t have another chance until November 2019. Do not miss this opportunity to submit your application!
 

February 28, 2017

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 30+ advocates and practitioners joined us at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to talk about all things Safe Routes to School in the Greater Washington, DC region!

The exciting lineup of speakers covered a wide range of issues from Washington D.C.’s universal bicycle education program, to regional funding opportunities, equity and public health initiatives, and much more!

September 1, 2016

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is shocked and saddened by the news that, across the nation, road traffic injuries and fatalities have increased significantly this year. In the first half of 2016, 19,100 people were killed by traffic crashes in the United States. This equals