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BikeTexas is proud to partner with the Safe Routes to School National Conference, to be held in Sacramento, CA August 13-15. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to connect with other professionals who work with children’s transportation to school, this is it! Safe Routes to School (SRTS) creates safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children to bike and walk to school and plays a critical role in providing more physical activity and enhancing traffic safety.
California was the first state to jump into SRTS in 1999, but Texas was not far behind with the Matthew Brown Act in 2001. Both Texas and California played a key role in the birth of the nationwide SRTS movement and remain national leaders in Safe Routes to School strategies.
This biennial event draws a national and multidisciplinary audience of school leaders and staff; elected officials and staff; professionals in planning, transportation, public health, landscape architecture, architecture, public works, and parks and recreation; and all others committed to improving conditions for children to walk and bike to school and to creating safer, healthier and more livable communities. This year’s conference includes many special events, including a Kidical Mass ride.
For program details, registration info and sponsorship opportunities: SafeRoutesConference.org