Earth Team implements education programs and outreach to increase student awareness and improve transportation, air quality and community health for the East Bay area. For the 2018-2019 school year, students at John F. Kennedy and Richmond High School learned about active transportation and the role it plays in improving health and air quality.
On April 6, the California Senate and Assembly passed the long-gestating transportation funding package after a long debate. Senate Bill 1 will provide 10 years' worth of funding for transportation improvements across the state, including $1 billion in new funding for the Active Transportation Program. This funding will be folded into the State Highway Account and will likely be disbursed annually or biannually in $100-200 million increments as part of the regular ATP Cycle process.
A conversation with Safe Routes to School Marin County Program Director Gwen Froh.
From Carpool Karaoke to the Amazing Transit Race, Safe Routes to School Marin County is building community and inspiring more students to walk, bike, take transit, or carpool to school. In a conversation this week, Program Director Gwen Froh described SR2S Marin County’s high school programming. Their creative events involve students in leadership roles and encourage collaboration, safety, and just plain fun.
This article was originally posted on Safe Routes to School San Francisco
In April, San Francisco wrapped up their annual celebration of biking as a safe, healthy and fun way to get to school. Everyone was welcome to join the fun! The event is more popular every year. All public and private schools, from preschool through high school were invited to take part. Teachers and parents participated as riders, organizers, bike-to-school leaders, or as the welcome team in the schoolyard.
This article was originally posted on the Safe Routes to School Partnership Blog and was written by Rosie Mesterhazy, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, City of Palo Alta.
Did you know that the late Apple innovator and CEO Steve Jobs' dream was for his son to ride his bike to work as a doctor at Stanford?