Welcome to the Alaska Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program!
May is National Bike Month and the perfect time to get out and ride!
Please join us in celebrating:
Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8th
Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 16th
Bike to Work Week May 12th-16th
Governor Sean Parnell issued a proclamation to encourage all Alaskans to participate in Bike Month activities, to practice bicycle safety, and to always be aware of cyclist on the roads.
Mayor Dan Sullivan proclaimed May 8th as Bike to School Day in Anchorage and encourages all local citizens to consider the safety and health of children today and everyday.
Spring 2013 Grant Cycle Registration Now Open
Thank you to everyone who applied for grants during the September-November cycle. We are currently reviewing all grant applications and awards are pending.
Deadline: To be considered, applications must be received at the address below by 11:59 pm Alaska time Friday May 31, 2013.
Evaluation and award: Applications will be evaluated by a select panel of project review board members from transportation and partner agencies. Scoring and award of reimbursable grants will be based on completeness and compliance of the application with questions on the application and subject to eligibility criteria. Announcement of intent to award is anticipated within 45 days of the application deadline.
Funding: Currently, the Alaska Safe Routes to Schools Program has approximately $850,000 available for grants as authorized under Sec 1404 SAFETEA-LU. Maximum funding per application is $15,000 per planning grant and $250,000 per infrastructure project, unless a project is regionally significant or a priority in a local SRTS plan, and includes specifically detailed scope, schedule, and budget to justify a higher award amount.
Visit the section of our website for more information about funding opportunities available in the areas of planning, infrastructure, non-infrastructure, and single project.
National Bike to School Day Registration Now Open
The National Center for Safe Routes to School announces National Bike to School Day registration is now open. Nearly 950 schools across the country, including 13 schools in Alaska, participated in the inaugural national event in 2012. As excitement for the event builds, participation is expected to increase for the 2013 celebration on Wednesday, May 8. Schools, community members and parents can register a Bike to School Day event now at www.walkbiketoschool.org.
The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration
Children who walk or cycle to school rather than being driven by their parents have an increased power of concentration, and the effect of this ‘exercise’ lasts all morning! This was one of the main conclusions of a comprehensive Danish project – The ‘Mass Experiment 2012’ – which set out to examine the link between diet, exercise and the power of concentration.
Walk to School Day - October 3, 2012
Reflectorsaurus and the SRTS Outreach team celebrated international Walk to School day on October 3, 2012 at Ravenwood Elementary School in Eagle River, AK. Joined by his friends, Safety Seal and Construction Candice from Safe Kids, Reflectorsaurus welcomed students as they finished their walk to school and received a reflector. After the school day started, Reflectorsaurus joined in the Walk This Way Safety Fashion Assembly.