Safe Routes to School
International Walk to School Day 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 celebrates International Walk to School Day. Students throughout the world will take part in all of the advantages that come with walking to school, including benefits to physical health and the environment! In Hunterdon County many schools will use IWALK to launch their walking school bus programs. The number of IWALK participants has increased both nationally and internationally each year. Hunterdon County has also seen a surge of participants and is expecting an all- time high this year! Schools set to participate include:
- Bloomsbury Elementary School
- Califon Public School
- Clinton Public School
- Frenchtown Elementary School
- Hampton Public School
- Lambertville Public School
- Lebanon Borough School
- Milford Public School
- Reading Fleming Intermediate School
- Stockton Borough School.
Students who take part will receive a certificate of participation along with additional giveaway items, and hopefully an increased awareness of the many benefits of walking to school.
Download our program overview
Walking School Bus
The cornerstone of most Safe Routes to School programming is a walking school bus, a chaperoned walking route for students to get to school. HART can assist you to develop the routes, promote your program and encourage participation.
HART is available to conduct on site bicycle skills workshops or “rodeos” for your school or community.
How “walkable” or “bikeable” is your community? Using easy to follow checklists, HART can help you to identify opportunities and challenges to your Safe Routes to School Program. A great project for student groups, PTA, or other community group.
Teaching children to become knowledgeable pedestrians and bicycles is information that will benefit them throughout their lives. HART staff is available to provide customized in school presentations on crossing safety, basic rules of the road, signal identification, and more.
Speed Sentry Loan Program
Find out how fast cars are really traveling in your community and remind motorist of the posted speed limit with HART’s Speed Sentry variable speed sign loan program. Schools and municipalities may borrow the sign, at no charge, for up to one month at a time to collect speed data and reinforce limits.
School Travel Plans
Developing a school travel plan is great first step in setting priorities for your walk and bike to school program. HART is available to work with your school to create your plan of action.
Infrastructure Grant Assistance
HART is available to assist communities in applying for Safe Routes to School infrastructure grants including grant writing, documentation and letters of support.
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