October 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The Maryland county is launching a traffic safety program, but much work and many changes are needed to eliminate traffic fatalities.
Greater Greater Washington
July 31, 2019, 12pm PDT
A proposal to paint three-dimensional crosswalks near schools, approved by the Cincinnati City Council, has been rejected by the Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering.
January 18, 2019, 8am PST
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced the first round of funding for the Safe Routes to School Competitive Grant Program.
June 23, 2017, 10am PDT
Last year, Alaska returned $2.6 million of its 2013 Transportation Alternatives Program funding to the U.S. Department of Transportation due to a shortage of eligible projects to fund, despite having four years to obligate the grant money.
April 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
As the economy has improved, fewer people are looking for employment as school bus drivers. When fewer buses are available, more students drive to school, brining unwanted environmental risks along for the ride.
March 6, 2017, 5am PST
Meet Penni Robertson, also known as America's Favorite Crossing Guard.
September 12, 2016, 5am PDT
For the first time ever, Norway is crowdsourcing public safety information from kids—made possible through the powers of smart phones and gamification.
September 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Toronto Chef Planner Jennifer Keesmaat describes how she prepared her children for an old-fashioned commute to and from school.
April 8, 2016, 11am PDT
Not only does Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia ISD prohibit walking to and from school: Montgomery County constables will arrest scofflaws.
January 23, 2016, 1pm PST
The Urbanist takes a close look at the first of 12 Safe Routes to School projects scheduled for Seattle schools this year.
January 9, 2016, 5am PST
The recently approved federal education law includes a provision that allows students to take alternative forms of transportation to and from school with parental permission.
November 6, 2015, 10am PST
Prop. 1, a $930 million, nine-year transportation levy backed by Mayor Ed Murray, was approved by 54 percent of Seattle voters on Nov. 3 to the delight of bus, bike, pedestrian and good roads advocates. First order of business: Safe Routes to School.
August 24, 2015, 8am PDT
Deb Hubsmith, who went from executive director of the Marin Bicycle Coalition to state and federal bicycle advocacy positions, passed away on August 18. She was known throughout California as being a tireless force for the advancement of bicycling.
Marin Independent Journal
June 23, 2015, 11am PDT
St. Cloud, Minnesota is considering the question of whether to renovate or rebuild—and where to rebuild—a local high school.
May 14, 2015, 6am PDT
It will take a broad coalition of interests to once again make it safe for "free-range kids" to walk and bike on the streets of American communities.
September 5, 2014, 5am PDT
Nisha Botchwey and Kirsten Cook detail the articles available on the subject of green health and schools in the Summer 2014 issue of the Journal of Planning Education. (Articles mentioned in this post have Open Access through September.)
September 18, 2013, 6am PDT
DC traffic scofflaws beware: You may be recorded! In one of the nation's most comprehensive use of traffic cameras, motorists who run stop signs or don't stop for peds in crosswalks could find a "ticket in the mail". Plus, 132 cameras will be added.
September 9, 2013, 11am PDT
Speeding is paying-off in the amount of $15 million for Seattle area schools thanks to speed-enforced cameras, a proven but nonetheless controversial traffic safety tool. Revenue will be used to make walking safer under a proposal by Mayor McGinn.
February 6, 2013, 7am PST
Charles Marohn derides the conflicted approach to creating "Safe Routes to Schools" in the United States. With new data linking transport to school to educational outcomes, is it time to rethink the federal government's popular program?
November 5, 2012, 2pm PST
Amid all the attention L.A.'s recent transit expansion and car culture receive, you couldn't blame the area's pedestrians for feeling like the odd ones out. But with the city’s first official pedestrian coordinators on the job, that may soon change.