Environmental Program for Youths Wins Statewide Award

This article was originally posted on MTC News.

Caltrans has recognized the Bay Area’s Spare the Air Youth Program with an Excellence in Transportation Award in the Public Awareness Campaigns category. Caltrans received nearly 100 entries for this year’s program from within Caltrans, public agencies, private contractors and consultants across the state, choosing 13 projects to receive awards.

Program Update: Registration is open for the 2017 YES Conference

When: Saturday, February 25, 2017. Registration: 8:30 AM (PST); Program: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)
Where: Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St, San Francisco, CA, 94105

Success Story: Los Gatos SRTS Video Program

Karen Briones, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Los Gatos Union School District

Tell us about the SRTS video program and its audience.

RJ Fisher Middle School offers a video production class to seventh and eighth grade students. Students work on writing, filming, producing, and editing their own projects. Often, Safe Routes to School (SRTS) topics are covered that are then featured in the school’s video announcements. Some topics covered already include how to cross a nearby intersection on a bike or how to lock your bike to a campus bike rack.

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Success Story: Policies that Support Safe Routes to Schools

An Interview with Wendi Kallins, Marin County Safe Routes to Schools

Tell us about your work with Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) policies and the process for getting policies adopted by school districts.

We use the template that the California School Boards Association developed and include all of the programs and activities that the schools are currently doing, such as educational classes, task forces, and parent champions. We also include optional components that could be added to the program.

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