Safe Routes to School Training in Kalamazoo – August 21, 2013

Safe Routes to School Training Available in KalamazooMDOT_logo

Who should participate?

Michigan Principals, School Transportation Supervisors, Planners, Road Authorities and Safe Routes to School Champions

What is Safe Routes to School?

Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is an international movement to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. When routes are safe, walking or biking to and from school is an easy way to get the regular physical activity children need for good health. Safe Routes to School initiatives also help ease traffic jams and air pollution, unite neighborhoods and contribute to students’ readiness to learn in school.

How Much Does this Cost?

Nothing, it is FREE

When and Where?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

MDOT
1501 E. Kilgore Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

What Does This Training Include?

• Develop SR2S education, encouragement, enforcement and engineering programs

• Build a strong SR2S planning team

• Conduct an effective walking audit

• Develop a SR2S action plan and cover funding application requirements

Why Should I Attend?

Your school could apply for federal funds to improve the connections around your school and to encourage students and staff to walk more, bike more. You can find out more about this program at http://saferoutesmichigan.org/

How Do I Register?

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/96SWTJN or saferoutesmichigan.org/train

Questions: Contact April Morrison-Harke at 517 908-3832, amorrison-harke@michiganfitness.org