Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Safe Routes to Schools

Pedestrian Tragedy in the Valley, Again!

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This past Tuesday, early in the afternoon, 11-year-old twin sisters Sydney and Alexis left Walter Reed Middle School and began to walk home, a trip that ended at Colfax Avenue and Moorpark Street when they were hit by a car as they attempted to cross the street. By all rights, it was a tragic afternoon […]

Public Health Student Stephanie Hopp: With a Growing Effort Toward Safe Routes to Schools, Why Not Safe Routes to Universities?

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Stephanie Hopp is a fourth year student at Union College studying Biology, Environmental Science and Spanish. She is actively involved in biking, health, and environmental protection and plans to pursue a Masters in Public Health following her undergraduate education.    With gas prices reaching nearly five dollars per gallon and university tuitions on the rise, getting to and around school […]

Best Practices: Bike It! Day in Santa Monica

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In the fall of 2007, a pair of high school students in Santa Monica High School (Samohi), decided to organize their own Bike to School Day.  Somewhere between 80 and 100 high school students took part that first year, which is a respectable number for a student-run event with no budget, but nobody could have0for […]