Monthly Archives: October 2011

School Policies on Walking and Biking Webinar

When: Thursday, December 1, 2011 1-2pm Have you ever wondered why a school might adopt a no bicycling rule? Or what a school’s responsibility is to its students after classes? Or how you could help a school implement a policy … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Walking School Bus

Check out this article on the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation blog about the connection of HART Transportation Management Association’s Safe Routes to School efforts and Sustainable Jersey. http://blog.grdodge.org/2011/10/20/all-aboard-the-walking-school-bus/

Posted in Bicycling, Education, Encouragement, Uncategorized, Walking

Celebrate Walktober!

Not all SRTS activities require grants. Many projects can be implemented at little or no cost. This calendar provides information on 31 activities you can include as part of your SRTS program. Short descriptions of each idea are available below. … Continue reading

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NJ Celebrates Walk to School Month

October is International Walk to School month. This year, International Walk to School Day (iWalk), held on October 5, was celebrated at over 3,500 events at participating schools around the US. Walkers from the U.S. joined activities scheduled in 40 … Continue reading

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Rail Safety: Spotlight on Operation Lifesaver

In light of the deaths of three children struck by trains this week (see article below) , We felt it was important to run this spotlight article on rail safety from our Safe Routes Scoop archives. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/10/two_passiac_county_boys_are_st.html  Always Expect a … Continue reading

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New Jersey Safe Routes to School Grant Announcement

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has just announced the Fiscal Year 2012 NJDOT federal-aid Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. The objective of the SRTS Program is to enable all children to walk and bicycle to school and to … Continue reading

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Hunterdon Schools to Participate in International Walk to School Day

Students at seven Hunterdon County elementary and intermediate schools will celebrate International Walk to School Day (I-WALK), October 5, 2011. Instead of being driven to school in a car or school bus, students at Califon Public School, Milford Public School, … Continue reading

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