Safe Routes to School
Events and Newsletters
February 3 - QuickStart Mini-grants due
QuickStart Mini-grants are $1,000 reimbursement grants that can be used to jump start SRTS programs and activities. Learn more about QuickStart Mini-grants here.
February 3 - Walkabout Mini-grants due
Communities awarded Walkabout Mini-grants will receive a hands-on walking and bicycling infrastructure assessment. A Walkabout is a great opportunity for parents, students, administrators, staff, and community members to discuss the walking and bicycling experience in their community and identify potential strategies for making it easier and safer to get around. Learn more about Walkabout Mini-grants here.
February 9 - Crossing Guard Appreciation Day (CGAD)
Crossing guards are vital to SRTS. Sometimes, the best part of a student’s day is walking to school, and we are grateful to crossing guards who make this possible!
The SRTS Calendar discusses the importance of working with your school and school division to get SRTS events on the official calendar so that students, parents, and schools can look forward to and prepare for Safe Routes events. This resource also includes a customizable academic calendar that shows the important upcoming SRTS dates and can be used in the classroom or to help plan for SRTS events.
Stay informed about the SRTS developments in Virginia with the VDOT SRTS Newsletter. Every newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles about SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation.
Sign up for our email list to receive our quarterly newsletters electronically. You can read past editions of the Virginia SRTS Newsletter in PDF format by clicking on the links below.
Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg, VA