Safe Routes to School Toolbox Tuesday

Toolbox Tuesdays Summer 2012: June 26 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Toolbox Tuesdays is a monthly event hosted by SCAG that provides a range of practical skills and knowledge for local planners including training in the use of computer-based tools and education in practical approaches to timely planning issues. All classes are FREE for staff of SCAG-member local governments and other SCAG partners in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Private sector planners, non-profit staff, academics and students are welcome to attend in Los Angeles, as long as space is available.

Safe Routes to School Grants and Bike & Ped Planning

Today, just 13% of children ages 5 to 14 walk and bicycle to and from school nationwide-a dramatic drop from 1969 when nearly 50% of children walked to school. As a result, school districts and families spend billions on transportation and the volume of vehicles around schools creates traffic congestion, air pollution and wear and tear. During the morning commute, driving to school represents 5-7% of miles driven and 10-14% of traffic on the road.

The Safe Routes to School movement is a broad based network of public agencies, community based organizations, pedestrian and bicycle advocates, parents, teachers, principals, public health leaders and other stakeholders- all working to support and encourage walkable and bikeable communities and address the alarming increase of childhood obesity. Funding for these programs comes from the federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program and the California Safe Routes to School program (SR2S) which can be used for infrastructure and educational programs that make it safer for children to walk and bicycle to and from school. Learn how to leverage SR2S funding to improved bicycle and pedestrian connections in their communities.

This session is eligible for AICP Certification Maintenance credits.

Location and Satellite Offices

Toolbox Tuesdays Sessions are held at SCAG’s offices in downtown Los Angeles and attendance is limited. Register early by contacting Marco Anderson at SCAG via email anderson@scag.ca.gov or phone (213) 236-1879.

Sessions will also be offered via live video-conference at the following SCAG regional offices:

Coachella Valley (Minimum 5-Person Attendance Required)
73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite #200, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tomas Oliva, Regional Affairs Officer
(760) 353-7800 Direct or oliva@scag.ca.gov<mailto:oliva@scag.ca.gov?subject=Toolbox%20Tuesdays>

Imperial County
1405 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 101, El Centro, CA 92243
Tomas Oliva, Regional Affairs Officer
(760) 353-7800 Direct or oliva@scag.ca.gov<mailto:oliva@scag.ca.gov?subject=Toolbox%20Tuesdays>

North Los Angeles County (Antelope Valley – Palmdale)
38300 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550
Mike Behen, Senior Transportation & GIS Planner
(661) 267-5300 Direct or mbehen@cityofpalmdale.org<mailto:mbehen@cityofpalmdale.org?subject=Toolbox%20Tuesdays>

Orange County (Limited Space Available)
600 S. Main Street, Suite 912, Orange, CA 92863
Matthew Horton, Regional Affairs Officer
(213) 236-1980 Direct or horton@scag.ca.gov<mailto:horton@scag.ca.gov?subject=Toolbox%20Tuesdays>

Riverside County (Western Riverside)
3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
Arnold San Miguel, Regional Affairs Officer
(909) 806-3556 Direct or sanmigue@scag.ca.gov<mailto:sanmigue@scag.ca.gov?subject=Toolbox%20Tuesdays>

San Bernardino County
1170 W. 3rd Street, Suite 140, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Arnold San Miguel, Regional Affairs Officer
(909) 806-3556 Direct or sanmigue@scag.ca.gov<mailto:sanmigue@scag.ca.gov?subject=Toolbox%20Tuesdays>

Ventura County
950 County Square Drive, Suite 101,Ventura, CA 93003
John Procter, Regional Affairs Officer
(805) 642-2800 Direct or procter@scag.ca.gov<mailto:procter@scag.ca.gov?subject=Toolbox%20Tuesdays>

You will receive an email with additional details after registering.

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