Missouri Safe Routes to School Coalition releases progress report for May 2012

Today the Missouri Safe Routes to School Coalition released its updated Progress Report for May 2012.
MO SRTS Coalition logo
MO SRTS Coalition logo
The Missouri Safe Routes to School Coalition brings together state leaders to remove barriers to walking and bicycling to and from school. The Coalition worksto increase physical activity, ensure that federal SRTS funds are spent on quality projects, work to leverage additional state resources for SRTS initiatives, coordinate with SRTS groups nationwide, and advocate to remove barriers to walking and bicycling to schools through policy initiatives. 

The Coalition holds monthly meetings via conference call and has an active email list. If you would like to join the Coalition, just email director (at) mobikefed.org.

Highlights of the May 2012 Progress Report:

  • Underserved communities received a far larger share of MoDOT SRTS funding in 2011—and further significant improvements are planned by MoDOT in 2012
  • Underserved Communities--Geographical disparity in funding discovered, documented, and partially addressed
  • Coalition presented key research, finding, and results at Safe Routes to School National Conference in Minneapolis, August 2011.
  • Coalition played key role in $13 million in new funding for bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • For Walk to School Month 2011 (October), the Coalition created, released, and promoted an online, interactive Walk/Bike to School Savings Calculator
  • Walk to School Day participation quadrupled from 2009 to 2011
  • Missouri now has 27 Bicycle Friendly Communities, Universities, Businesses compared with zero in 2008, three in 2009, and 17 in 2010
  • Bike/Ped Injuries in Missouri down by 1/3 since 2008
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Curriculum & Large Scale Instruction
  • School Bus Funding/Transportation Funding Formulas
  • Success in Low-Income and Minority Communities

Click here to download the May 2012 Missouri Safe Routes to School Coalition Progress Report (PDF format).

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