Safe Routes to School E-News
Issue #178: January 2021
- Register Today: Place It! Community Engagement Workshop Webinar
- New Year, New Congress: Our Resolutions for Federal Policy for Walking, Bicycling, and Safe Routes to School
- Mark Your Calendar for A National Day of Racial Healing
- Success in Kauai: Tangible Safety Benefits to Hawaii Community
- Learn How to Effectively Tell the Stories of Your Work
- Applications Open for Riding For Focus + Outride Fund Grants
- Get in Your Physical Activity While Social Distancing
- Submit and Use Photos from the Safe Routes All Weather Photo Library
On Tuesday, January 19th from 1-2:30pm Eastern, Safe Routes Partnership is hosting a free, virtual training led by Place It! on how to creatively engage students, parents, staff, and teachers around Safe Routes to School. Register today.
It’s a new year, and it ushers in a host of new beginnings: the 117th Congress, the Biden Administration, and hopefully an end in sight to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As people all around the world make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves, we would like to share what we have resolved to work toward on the federal policy front this year. Read our federal policy blog.
January 19 is a day set aside for contemplation and collective action on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched in 2017, the National Day of Racial Healing is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world. Find more information on this national event, including a toolkit and other resources at healourcommunities.org.
A Kauai school community transformed a chaotic, congested drop off area to a one-way school zone that factored in safety for all modes of transportation and community members. Read their success story.
Storytelling is a powerful force to move hearts, minds, and influence public policy. Pueblo Planning, in collaboration with Safe Routes Partnership, curated a set of storytelling resources to provide partner organizations with support to share their stories and help facilitate processes for residents to share their own story. If you want to tell the stories of your work and translate those stories into actionable community-based strategies, utilize the strategic storytelling toolkit and watch a strategic storytelling training.
Winter 2021 applications are open now through March 11 for Riding For Focus and Outride Fund grants. Outride will be holding public webinars on these youth cycling grants on January 19th at 3pm Pacific and January 27th at 5pm Pacific. For more information on the grants and to register for the webinars, click here.
It’s January and talk of increasing physical activity is still abuzz. Getting physical activity can be a challenge while staying at home though. The CDC shared some ideas on how to be physically active while social distancing.
Also, when you join Active People, Healthy NationSM, you become part of a nationwide initiative to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. Join today!
The Safe Routes Partnership is pleased to offer our crowdsourced photo library as a resource for our community partners to promote walking and rolling year-round in all types of weather – rainy, gusty, snowy, and sunny! Submit your photos and look through the photo library for your needs too.