Leveraging resources to maximize the investment in the Safe Routes to School program, 2006-2009

In 1969, approximately 50 percent of U.S. children walked or biked to school. By 2001, this percentage had plummeted to 15 percent. Concerned by the long-term health and traffic consequences of this trend, the U.S. Congress approved $600 million in August 2005 for state implementation of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. SRTS gives health, education, and bicycle/pedestrian professionals an unprecedented opportunity to connect schools and communities to get America's children moving again. The purpose of this project is to leverage these resources in 10 states by creating SRTS networks to enlist and connect leaders from communities most affected along with health, education, transportation, and other advocates. This project will improve children's ability to walk and bicycle to school and highlight those successes to policy makers and advocates.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $612,163.00

Awarded on: 12/6/2006

Time frame: 12/15/2006 - 12/14/2009

Grant Number: 58126

Grantee

Bikes Belong Foundation

207 Canyon Boulevard, Suite 202
P.O. Box 2359
Boulder, CO, 80306-2359

303-449-4893
Website

Deborah A. Hubsmith
Project Director

415-454-7430
Email