Safe Routes to School Program
News and Announcements
April 2, 2013 –The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program has awarded another seven $1,000 QuickStart Mini-Grants, bringing to 45 the total number of schools benefiting from this program.
Ashburn Elementary School (Ashburn)
Bike Safety Rodeo
Belleview Elementary School (Fairfax)
Bike racks and Bike Safety Assembly
Buzz Aldrin Elementary School PTA (Reston)
Bike to School Day event
Chesterbrook Elementary School PTA (McLean)
Walk to School Day material and bike rack
Peak View Elementary School (Penn Laird)
Bike Rodeo/Bike Club
Salem Church Elementary School (North Chesterfield)
Bike Safety Unit for 4th and 5th grades
Town of Herndon
Bike Rodeo with frequent biker program
There are two more opportunities this spring to apply -- April 18 and May 16. To start planning for your grant now, go to the QuickStart Mini-grant program on the website under School Travel Plans and Grants.
February 19, 2013 -- VDOT will hold six workshops across the state during March and April. The workshops will include information on QuickStart Mini-grants and an upcoming call for non-infrastructure grant applications. As a bonus, two participants at each workshop will be selected to have a walking or biking event organized by VDOT at their schools!
More details on the locations, dates and how to register will be available in the coming weeks under Events.
February 15, 2013 – Another round of QuickStart Mini-grants is available. Applications will be accepted through March 14, 2013, with awards in time for planning a spring event such as Bike to School Day. Information on the QuickStart Mini-grant program, including past awards, grant ideas, and a link to the online application are under QuickStart Mini-grants.
The Virginia Safe Routes to School Newsletter is a great way to keep abreast of the latest SRTS developments in Virginia.
Each newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles addressing such issues as SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation.
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- April 2013 (2.5 MB)
- February 2013 (3 MB)
- December 2012 (2.5 MB)
- October 2012 (1.8 MB)
- September 2012 (1 MB)
- April 2012 (1 MB)
- January 2012 (1 MB)
- December 2011 (1 MB)
- Special edition: International Walk to School Day - Oct. 5, 2011 (720 KB)
- Special edition, part 2 (704 KB)
- July 2011 (1.5 MB)
- June 2011 (2 MB)
- May 2011 (1 MB)
- April 2011 (1.8 MB)
- March 2011 (475 KB)