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.
Amount Awarded $612,163.00
Awarded on: 12/6/2006
Time frame: 12/15/2006 - 12/14/2009
Grant Number: 58126