Safe Routes to School Program
Events and Newsletters
September 8, 2016: Walkabout Mini-grant Application Due
Walkabout Mini-grant recipients receive a hands-on walking and bicycling infrastructure survey and written report about the walking and bicycling conditions in the area around their school coordinated by the LTAC serving their region that can be used to support an infrastructure grant application, such as TA Set-Aside. The VA SRTS Program offers one Walkabout in the fall and another in the spring. Learn more about Walkabouts and apply online on the Walkabouts Mini-grants page
September - October, 2016: Student Travel Tally Week 2016
Take a ‘show of hands’ travel tally at your school any week in September or October to assess student travel patterns and take part in the statewide effort to encourage more students to bike and walk to school. To encourage broad participation across the state, schools that participate for the first time will receive a Safe Routes to School Banner and a decal to decorate the banner. Repeat participants will receive an STTW participation decal to add to the others on their SRTS Banner. Learn more on the Student Travel Tally Week webpage.
October 5, 2016: 20th Anniversary of Walk to School Day
Lace up your sneakers and get ready to be a part of one of the biggest Walk to School Day celebrations yet! This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Walk to School Day, and there are many exciting events being planned across the country. In Virginia, our goal is 300 registered events on www.walkbiketoschool.org and we can’t do it without your help! We have everything you’ll need to plan and promote your event our Walk to School Day page.
November 1, 2016: TA Set-Aside Applications Due
Transportation Alternatives Set-aside (TA Set-Aside) Program Grants are federal grants that can be used to fund SRTS infrastructure improvements. The grants require a 20% local match, and projects must have an eligible sponsor with experience administering federal grants. Please visit VDOT’s Local Assistance Division’s website for more information.
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