Integrating Safe Routes to School into the Fabric of Your Community: The Role of the Comprehensive Plan

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:00 pm EDT

While much of the walking and bicycling to school movement focuses on the school itself, the local government has authority over many key matters - from the design of streets to the location of housing in relation to schools. In this webinar, learn how integrating Safe Routes to School considerations into comprehensive planning can help define the local government’s role in supporting safe walking and bicycling to school. Following an orientation on the “why” and “how” of addressing walking and bicycling to school in to comprehensive plans, representatives from two communities discuss how integrating Safe Routes to School principles in their comprehensive plans  has impacted student transportation as well as walking and bicycling community-wide.


Sara Zimmerman, Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Ritch Viola, Transportation Planning Section Supervisor, Arlington County, Virginia

Bill Belknap, Community Development Director, City of Moscow, Idaho

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