The Washington Department of Transportation announces a Safe Routes webinar. The webinar is scheduled February 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. You may register at – https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/218536304. The Safe Routes to School webinar presents an overview of the grants available for funding safety and mobility projects near schools. The webinar will present details regarding projects which might include:
• Sidewalk improvements
• Traffic calming and speed reduction improvements
• Pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements
• On-street bicycle facilities
• Off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities
• Secure bicycle parking facilities
Education and Encouragemnt Activities
• Implementation of educational curricula in the classroom.
• Distribution of educational materials.
• Pedestrian safety field trips.
• Implementation/distribution of interactive pedestrian or bicycle safety video games.
• Establish an adult and/or student crossing guard program.
• Additional law enforcement or equipment needed for enforcement activities.
• Pedestrian sting operations.
• Vehicle speed feedback signs.
• Neighborhood watch program.
• Photo enforcement.
Seattle is a participant in Safe Routes to School. This collaborative program funded by the U.S. Dept of Transportation enables schools, parents and community leaders to improve safety and encourage children to walk and bicycle to school. Seattle’s schools are among 6,344 schools are participating in state-funded SRTS programs. According to Safe Routes Fall 2009 Tracking Report, approximately $417 million has been spent or committed for SRTS programs and collectively, states funded 32% of the $1.3 billion in SRTS funding requests received. To learn more about progress for SRTS programs, see the Tracking Report, Fall 2009.
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