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Events Calendar 

April

3-4: Weight of the State Conference

6: QuickStart Mini-grant due date

13: Active Transportation ROI Webinar

17: Non-Infrastructure Grant Application due

22: Earth Day

May

1-31: National Bike Month

1-31: Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge

10: National Bike to School Day

Upcoming Events

April 3-4, 2017: Weight of the State Conference

Virginia's fifth Weight of the State conference, will be held April 3-4, 2017, in Richmond, VA, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel in Short Pump. The 2017 Weight of the State conference will highlight Virginia’s efforts to bridge the nutritional divide, showcasing the latest approaches to increasing access to healthy foods, ending childhood hunger and creating healthier communities. National, state and local experts will share cutting-edge tactics for promoting healthy nutrition and closing the hunger gap, including community-based approaches and policy changes. For more information, and to register for the conference, visit weightofthestateva.com.

April 13, 2017; 1:30-2:30 PM EDT: Active Transportation Return on Investment

Join this free webinar to learn about the Return on Investment (ROI) approach to active transportation. As funds for infrastructure development become increasingly limited, it is important that cities are making decisions that maximize the impact of each dollar spent. This means that cities have become more creative and paid more attention to approaches that not only improve the local economy, but also improve the health, and quality of life for their community members.

Click here to register. Brought to you by the Alliance for a Healthy Orange County (AHOC) and Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

April 22, 2017: Earth Day

Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to highlight the environmental benefits of walking and biking to school. These benefits include:

  • Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming.
  • Reducing the negative health impacts of motor vehicle emissions, such as the frequency and severity of asthma.
  • Saving non-renewable energy resources.
  • Reducing motor vehicle-related noise and water pollution.

Check out the "Going Green with SRTS" Learn it. Do it. Live it! tipsheet for more ideas.

May 1-31, 2017: Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge

Do you want a chance to win cash awards to support biking, walking, and Safe Routes to School programs at your school? The Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge is for you! Register for the challenge, then log the number of students, families, and school staff who bike to school on May 10. It’s quick and easy using the online activity tracker. Schools with at least 20 people biking will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Bike to School Day Award.

Then, keep tracking physical activity throughout the month! The schools with the highest percentage of participants are eligible to win cash prizes. Visit fireupyourfeet.org to sign up today! 

 

SRTS Newsletter

Stay informed about the SRTS developments in Virginia with the VDOT SRTS Newsletter. Every newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles about SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation.

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Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg VA

Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg, VA

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