Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.
Next national event is May 8, 2024.
Walk & Roll and Bike & Roll to School Days allow participants to celebrate the joy of active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit. Whether addressing the need to make routes to school safer for active trips or encouraging children to be more active, these events can be powerful tools to inspire lasting change. Of course, they are also fun!
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New Transportation Funding Available for Small Communities
Announced: November 2022
80% federal / 20% local funding.
Application deadline is 5:00 pm on March 24, 2023
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding is available for bike/ped and safe routes to school projects. The bulk of this funding is targeted toward rural communities under 5,000 in population.
If you have questions or need assistance in applying, the NCWRPC may be able to help. Contact Darryl Landeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-849-5510 Ext.308.