SRTS Program Assistance Application Now Available!


The Connecticut Safe Routes to School Support team is offering program assistance to schools interested in creating a SRTS program in their community or developing a SRTS Master Plan. Help us understand the needs of your school by filling out a short application and sending it to the SRTS Support Team!

 

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Press Releases & News!

Learn  more about CTSRTS and visit our YouTube Channel.

Mark your calendars! The Bike to School Day dates for 2016 and 2017 have been set:


Bike to School Day 2016 - May 4, 2016

Bike to School Day 2017 - May 10, 2017

Learn More About Walk to School Day and Join in 2015

The Connecticut DOT  recently completed a systematic initiative to replace warning signs for school areas and school crossings on all state-owned and maintained roads.

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Official Proclamation

by the Governor

Dannel P. Malloy of the State of Connecticut

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Congratulations to Plymouth Public School District for winning the National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads Program 2015 Mini-Grant.


Plymouth Public School District (Terryville, Connecticut) will support its after school bicycle club by purchasing more bicycles, helmets and safety vests for students. Students in the program will develop a safety skills video focusing on bicycle and helmet safety. This video will be shared with elementary school students across the district

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Your positive experience with a Walk to School Day event or other Safe Routes to School (SRTS) activity this year is important. Other schools and communities will be inspired to learn from your success. Please share your photographs and stories with our national partner so that we can all better promote the SRTS program. We would love to use these items to bring more schools into the program. Thank you for everything you do and keep up the good work.

 

Patrick Zapatka Connecticut Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Department of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Launches

the “Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets” 

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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

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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How Did It Go?


We want to know how your event went.


Tell Your Story!

Register For October 6 Walk to School Day: NOW OPEN

National Bike to School Day 2015 Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway

Register your school’s Bike to School Day event for a chance to win ten Schwinn bicycles and twenty Schwinn helmets for a school or student-focused organization in your community!


See Winners!

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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!

Summer K-8 Safety Education

Initiative Skills Clinic

The CT Safe Routes to School program would like to partner with CT Parks and Recreation Departments  to further promote healthy and active lifestyles among school-aged children, throughout the state. This summer, we are offering free bike and pedestrian skills training for summer k-8 youth programs. Our Safe Routes skills trainings can be tailored to the specific needs of each youth program.


Registration now open. See dates on form. 

WALK IT

BIKE IT 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) 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 through funds of the Federal Highway Administration to help communities with this effort to implement a local Safe Routes to School Program.


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

The National Center for Safe Routes to School, the coordinating agency for National Bike to School Day, in partnership with Sportworks, will be giving away two bike racks to encourage registration and participation in the annual celebration.


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National Bike to School Day Bike Rack Giveaway

News Release

Be on the Lookout – Bicyclers and Pedestrians Abound!


All year round, Connecticut has bicyclists and pedestrians avidly traversing its many roadways. As the weather warms and more users come out of their winter hibernation, the numbers increase and we celebrate Bike Month nationally in May of every year:


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Legislature Passes

"Bike Bill" SB 502

Major Step Forward for Active Transportation and Cyclists in Connecticut


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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.

About Walk to School Day


International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

Congratulations to Eli Terry Middle School for Being Selected for a Safe Routes to School and Schwinn Mini-grant.


The money will be used by the Plymouth Public School District (Terryville, Connecticut) to support its after school bicycle club by purchasing more bicycles, helmets and safety vests for students. Students in the program developed a safety skills video focusing on bicycle and helmet safety.