Thanks to additional funding approved through the City's budgeting process for 2017-18, the SRTS School Rotation Schedule will expand in 2017 to reach all sixth-graders at PSD middle schools. All sixth-graders taking PE will be able to participate in the SRTS "Bike PE" curriculum, which teaches students how to bicycle safely and courteously on Fort Collins streets and multi-use trails. The link on the title to this article shows the complete School Rotation Schedule. Successful pilot-testing of this plan was carried out in 2015-16 with support from a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School Program.
If you are with Bennett Elementary or Lesher Middle School, click here to log in to the "Trip Tracker" system.
View our new infographic summary for calendar year 2015. It was an outstanding year that included programming at 24 local schools, bike-ped education for 8,000 K-12 students, an expanded SRTS bike fleet, bike-ped infrastructure improvements via the SRTS Strategic Traffic Infrastructure Project and much more!
The date for International Walk to School Day is set -- mark your calendars for October 5, and start lacing up those tennis shoes!
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration -- with record-breaking participation -- each October. Thousands of schools across America -- from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico -- participate each year.Check your school's website for information about walking-related events during the month of October and particularly during the week of International Walk to School Day. If you are organizing activities for your school, please be sure to register your event(s) on the national website. You can also look up event information on that site.
The date for the fifth annual National Bike to School Day has been set -- mark your calendars for May 4, and start gearing up to ride.
Last year, Bike to School events took place throughout the month of May and, of course, on National Bike to School Day. More than 2,600 schools in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated. Nearly 120 schools in Colorado participated, and Fort Collins had more registered events than any other city in Colorado.
National Bike to School Day is celebrated in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Month. The event builds on the popularity of International Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country -- and the world -- each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years.
Check your school's website for information about bike-related events during the month of May and particularly during the week of National Bike to School Day. If you are organizing bike-related activities for your school, please be sure to register your event on the national website. You can also look up event information on that site.
The City's SRTS coordinator, Nancy Nichols, presented on "Equity in Safe Routes to School Educational Programming" at the Safe Routes to School National Conference in early April 2016. Her co-presenter was Dot Dickerson of Bike Fort Collins, a nonprofit contractor that delivers the SRTS School Rotation Schedule to all public schools in Fort Collins. Three cornerstones of equity in local SRTS programming are "Saturation" (making sure students from all public schools participate), "Empowerment" (including students of all ages and abilities through adaptive equipment and methods) and "Meeting Kids Where They Are" (taking SRTS to places that are convenient and fun for kids and families). For information on the conference, visit saferoutesconference.org. For other details, please email Nancy at bm5pY2hvbHNAZmNnb3YuY29t