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Starting a New Safe Routes to School Program or Need to Take Your Program to the Next Level?

The Champion Toolkit is your resource to getting there!

This toolkit contains all your starter kit information for getting a new Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program up and running or taking an existing program to the next level.Get it here! (Right click it and download the file to your desktop).

 

Registration is Now Open for the Twentieth Annual Walk to School Day!

Sign up today for the October 5th event atwalkbiketoschool.org.

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

Walk to School Day can help communities connect with many issues they care about whether it’s creating safer routes to school, building a sense of community, or inspiring families to use their feet for the school commute more often. Walk to School Day events lead to more walking and bicycling throughout the school year and encourage communities to launch ongoing walking and bicycling programs.

 

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Another great reason to register for Bike to School Day!

The National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn are teaming up for the third year in celebration of Bike to School Day. This year, the two organizations will host the Bike to School Day SmartStart Bike Share Giveaway providing 10 Schwinn SmartStart bikes and 20 Schwinn helmets to 10 schools across the US.

Individuals whoregistertheir Bike to School Day event online are eligible to win one of the ten drawings. Each giveaway will include 10 Schwinn SmartStart bicycles and 20 Schwinn helmets to be awarded to a winning school.

Drawings will begin on Wednesday April 13th and winners will be announced weekly on the Safe Routes to School and Schwinn Facebook pages.

So register your school today to be eligible for the bike and helmet giveaway. 

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News and Press Releases

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Legislature passes bike bill SB 502, a major step forward for active transportation and cyclists in Connecticut. 
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Be on the look out: Bicyclers and Pedestrians Abound!
 All year round, Connecticut has bicyclists and pedestrians avidly traversing its many roadways. Celebrate Bike Month nationally in May as the weather warms and more users come out of their winter hibernation!
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Sign up for the FHWA's free webinar on The Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking. Receive step-by-step instructions to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, access, and comfort.
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program  is a federally funded initiative with the goal of enabling and encouraging children in grades kindergarten to eighth (K-8) to walk and bicycle to school.

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The Connecticut Safe Routes to School Team thanks you for your support. This is a program sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.