Safe Routes Academy: Safe Routes to High Schools
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will sponsor the annual Safe Routes Academy each Thursday in September.
The NJ Safe Routes Academy features free online sessions to help participants make their communities more walk- and bike-friendly for all users of all abilities. It's designed for parents, teachers, students, municipal leaders, local volunteers, and anyone else interested in improving conditions for walking and bicycling. Learn about the best practices and resources that you can use to increase safety and accessibility in your community.
The Sept. 28 session will focus on best practices for interacting with and involving high school students in Safe Routes to School programs. With the passing of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act law (IIJA), for the first time the needs of high schools and high school students are being explicitly considered in safe Routes to School projects, programs, and infrastructure funding. With this broadened mission in mind, this session will explore issues, opportunities, and best practices for expanding SRTS program to include and meet the needs of high schools and high school students and providing new opportunities to promote healthy and sustainable transportation for all.