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Final 2012 webinar: Share-use agreements with schools and transportation

Safe Routes to School works to increase physical activity through walking and bicycling to school and in daily life. Schools are often the center of community and schools that are accessible by walking and bicycling are especially well positioned for community programs that encourage physical activity.

Shared-use agreements facilitate the ability for an organization to host physical activity programs outside of school hours. In some cases, the school grounds are open for anyone to use the outdoor or indoor facilities. This creates not only daytime but evening and weekend activity at schools increasing the importance of access through walking and bicycling.

This webinar will introduce you to shared-use agreements and discuss the basics of shared-use agreements. Prince George’s County M-NCPPC – Department of Parks & Recreation will discuss their shared-use agreement with Prince George’s County Public Schools. Finally, the link between share-use agreements and the importance of accessing schools via walking and bicycling will be discussed.

You must register in advance!

Date: December 11, 2012
Time: 2-3 p.m. ET
Webinar Registration Link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/165517528524785920
Phone number for audio: provided after registration or use your computer speakers


Overview of shared-use agreements
Marty Martinez, Bay Area Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Share-use case study
Bill Sheehan, Assistant Chief, Sports, Health & Wellness Division, M-NCPPC – Department of Parks & Recreation

The link between transportation and shared-use agreements
Christine Green, Washington DC, Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Maryland announces Safe Routes to School grants and new seminar dates


There was such a great response to the Maryland State Highway Administration Safe Routes to School grant seminars that an extra seminar was added. The seminar is Tuesday, November 27th and you must register by Monday, November 26th. Please see the new flyers below.

SRTS Grant Applicant Seminar Overflow Date

Safe Routes to School Registration Overflow Date

More information from the previous post:

Maryland State Highway Administration has just announced the new Safe Routes to School grant application!

This round will have more than 4 million dollars available to state and local agencies, as well as non-profits.  These projects are 100% federally funded (no matching funds required).   Safe Routes to School funds can be used for infrastructure (examples: sidewalks, crosswalks, bike racks, pedestrian beacons, ADA ramps) as well as non-infrastructure education and encouragement (examples:  project coordination, education programs and materials, special law enforcement details, safety equipment and training for crossing guards, walking school buses).

The first step is to attend a Grant Seminar on Tuesday, November 13th at 8:30am or 1pm at the State Highway Administration Office. You must register for the seminar by November 7th. I will be at the 1p session, I hope to see you there!

If any Greater Washington communities need help planning or strategizing about their Safe Routes to School program, please contact us!