April 2022 E-News

Safe Routes Partnership E-News
Issue #193: April 2022

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  1. Webinar: Taking on Traffic Laws: A How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility
  2. Welcome Vanessa Cascio!
  3. Celebrate Trails Day on April 23!
  4. YMCA Healthy Kids Day!
  5. May 4 is National Bike & Roll to School Day!

1. Webinar: Taking on Traffic Laws: A How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility

On April 20 at 3:00 PM EST, BikeWalkKC and Safe Routes Partnership are hosting a "working webinar" for people and organizations interested in hearing more about the guide, “Taking on Traffic Laws: A How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility.” Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and participate in breakout groups to talk through how to take action to address these unjust traffic laws related to walking and bicycling that fail to meet their intended safety goals and instead lead to racialized enforcement of people walking and bicycling. Register at https://bit.ly/3jp2jvu.

2. Welcome Vanessa Cascio!
Headshot for Vanessa Cascio Vanessa Cascio serves as our Program and Policy Manager! In this role, she is a champion for equity and is responsible for supporting the program operations of the Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program at the local and national levels. In addition to being part of a team helping to grow the emerging area of Safe Routes to Parks, Vanessa supports the coordination between other members of the Program and Policy team to track the program, its deliverables, and related areas including active transportation, Safe Routes to School, and advancing equity. Learn more about Vanessa and her role at Safe Routes Partnership here

3. Celebrate Trails Day on April 23!
Save the date: Celebrate Trails Day is Saturday, April 23! We hope you will join us, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and people all across the country in celebrating America’s amazing trails this spring. Whether you’re new to the trail or a longtime fan, Celebrate Trails Day is the perfect way to enjoy and show your love for trails. Plus, if you let Rails-to-Trails Conservancy know you’ll be celebrating this year, you could win great prizes!

Learn more and enter to win on the official Celebrate Trails Day website.

4. YMCA Healthy Kids Day!

For 30 years, Healthy Kids Day has celebrated kids’ mental and physical health, while teaching healthy habits for kids and families, encouraging active play, and inspiring a lifetime love of physical activity.

On April 30, more than 1,400 Y locations across all 50 states – plus D.C. and Puerto Rico— will be hosting events featuring fun games and activities to keep kids moving and learning. Visit https://bit.ly/3KnMIrZ to find an event and create lifelong memories with the entire family! 

5. May 4 is National Bike & Roll to School Day!
The 11th annual National Bike & Roll to School Day is May 4, 2022. Whether addressing the need to make routes to school safer for active trips or encouraging children to be more active, these events can be powerful tools to inspire lasting change. While May 4 is this year’s official date, communities are welcome to celebrate any day in May that best fits their schedules. Register today to join the movement!