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Starting a New Safe Routes to School Program or Need to Take Your Program to the Next Level?

The Champion Toolkit is your resource to getting there!

This toolkit contains all your starter kit information for getting a new Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program up and running or taking an existing program to the next level. Get it here! (Right click it and download the file to your desktop).

Registration is Now Open for the Fifth Annual Bike to School Day

Gear up for the National Bike to School Day celebration on May 4th

Join tens of thousands of children, parents, school officials and community leaders nationwide on May 4th for the student two-wheeling celebration of the year, National Bike to School Day. Last year, more than 2,600 schools participated – nearly a twenty percent growth from the previous year. Schools, parents and community organizations can now register 2016 Bike to School Day events online at www.walkbiketoschool.org.

Bike to School Day is a national event that gives communities across the country the opportunity to join together in bicycling - or walking - to school on the same day. The national event is part of the movement for year-round safe routes to school and invites communities to explore bicycling to school as a healthy way for kids and families to make their school commute.

Available to registered schools while supplies last: SRTS Incentive Order Form

 

Another great reason to register for Bike to School Day!

 

The National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn are teaming up for the third year in celebration of Bike to School Day. This year, the two organizations will host the Bike to School Day SmartStart Bike Share Giveaway providing 10 Schwinn SmartStart bikes and 20 Schwinn helmets to 10 schools across the US.

Individuals who register their Bike to School Day event online are eligible to win one of the ten drawings. Each giveaway will include 10 Schwinn SmartStart bicycles and 20 Schwinn helmets to be awarded to a winning school.  Drawings will begin on Wednesday April 13th and winners will be announced weekly on the Safe Routes to School and Schwinn Facebook pages.

So register your school today to be eligible for the bike and helmet giveaway. 

 


Parents! We Need Your Input! 

Please help us to identify potential issues in your community by taking a moment to complete this

SRTS Short Survey

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News and Press Releases

Bike Walk CT

Legislature passes bike bill SB 502, a major step forward for active transportation and cyclists in Connecticut. 
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Be on the look out: Bicyclers and Pedestrians Abound!
 All year round, Connecticut has bicyclists and pedestrians avidly traversing its many roadways. Celebrate Bike Month nationally in May as the weather warms and more users come out of their winter hibernation!
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Sign up for the FHWA's free webinar on The Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking. Receive step-by-step instructions to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, access, and comfort.
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Watch the video series on the Connecticut Safe Routes to School Program 

  • Introduction to CT Safe Routes to School Program
    • Introduction to CT Safe Routes to School Program

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  •  Steps to Creating a SRTS Program Connecticut Safe Routes To School (CTSRTS)
    • Steps to Creating a SRTS Program Connecticut Safe Routes To School (CTSRTS)

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  • Connecticut Safe Routes To School (CTSTRS) The 5 E's Overview
    • Connecticut Safe Routes To School (CTSTRS) The 5 E's Overview

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  •  PTA Meeting Overview and Program Assistance Connecticut Safe Routes To School (CTSRTS)
    • PTA Meeting Overview and Program Assistance Connecticut Safe Routes To School (CTSRTS)

    • Watch Video

  • International Walk to School Day (CTSRTS)
    • International Walk to School Day (CTSRTS)

    • Watch Video

  • Walk Audit Overview (CTSRTS)
    • Walk Audit Overview (CTSRTS)

    • Watch Video

  • School  Workshop Web Recording (CTSRTS)
    • School Workshop Web Recording (CTSRTS)

    • Watch Video


 

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program  is a federally funded initiative with the goal of enabling and encouraging children in grades kindergarten to eighth (K-8) to walk and bicycle to school.

The firm, VN Engineers, Inc., is under contract with the Connecticut Department of Transportation and funded through the Federal Highway Administration to help communities implement local Safe Routes to School Programs.

The Connecticut Safe Routes to School Team thanks you for your support. This is a program sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.