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Thank you to all of those who participated in Bike to School Day!
 
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 It's not too early to start thinking about Fall Mini- Grants!
 
Here are the dates for the Safe Routes to School $1000 mini grants.
 

August 10

September 14

October 12

 
 
 Learn more about our Zone in, Not Out resources!
 
 
http://www.vdot.virginia.gov/programs/srsm_marketing_toolkit.asp
 

Thank you for making Walk to School Day a great success! 

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What is SRTS? Safe Routes to School is a program that promotes and encourages walking and biking to school safely. The program is sustained by local, state, and federal governments, and is successful through the efforts of parents, schools, and community members LCPS has two SRTS coordinators that work with schools, parents, teachers, students, PTA’s and other related organizations to promote walking and biking to school, bicycle and pedestrian safety. Contact Valerie Mulhern Valerie.mulhern@lcps.org and Janice Jennings Janice.Jennings@lcps.org
 
SRTS FOCUS- The 5 E's Evaluation – Monitoring and documenting dataEngineering – Creating  physical improvements to the infrastructure surrounding schools Education – Teaching children about the importance and benefits of safe biking and walking Encouragement – Using events and activities to promote walking and bicycling and to generate enthusiasm for the program with students, parents, staff and surrounding community. Enforcement – Partnering with local law enforcement toensure that traffic laws are obeyed in the vicinity of schools
 
Why have SRTS in our school?
Walking and biking to school not only decreases congestion and traffic around schools, it has proven to increase brain functioning and productivity among students, while decreasing obesity rates. Some of the events SRTS sponsors are Walk to School Day, Bike to School Day,  and Crossing Guard Appreciation. SRTS also supports the practice of regular walking school buses, bike rodeo's, and walk to school day events. Walking one mile to and from school each day is two-thirds of the recommended sixty minutes of physical activity a day. Children who walk to school have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day! SRTS Events 
 
 
Let’s get started! If your  is school interested in SRTS program or activities please email Janice or Valerie for more information.
 
SRTS has a variety resources online to help get programs started..
 
Visit the national website- www.saferoutesinfo.org
 
Visit the Virginia website- www.virginiadot.org/saferoutes
 
Visit Walk and Bike to school website- www.walkbiketoschool.org
 
Check out the mini grant options for your school- win $1000 grants to help fund a school event http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/srsm_quick_start_mini-grant_program.asp  
 
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Last Modified on May 30, 2017

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