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Muscoy celebrates International Walk to School & Clean Air Day

October 2nd was International Walk to School Day & Clean Air Day, and Muscoy celebrated both. Vermont Elementary school recieved a small microgrant from the Coalition for Clean Air to help support efforts to launch a walk to school day event and promote clean air stratgies in their school. Vermont Parents in Action and Safe Routes Partnership organized partners including Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, San Bernardino County Department of Public Works, San Bernardino County Public Health, San Bernardino City Police Department, Go Human and Alta Planning and Design.

Statewide News: School Start Times Bill Signed into Law

A new school start times bill, SB 328 was signed into law earlier this month that will require high schools to start classes after 8:30am by July 2022.  While we support the bill’s aim of helping high school students get more sleep, we are concerned about the potential unintended impact on student safety arising from students walking or biking to school at t

Statewide News: Register for our ATP Webinar Next Week

The first in our series of webinars focused on Active Transportation Cycle 5 is next week on Thursday, Sept 26 at 11am PT - register now! It may seem too soon to be thinking about this, but what we know from our work with past ATP applicants is that if you wait until the guidelines come out, you won’t have enough time to create a competitive application.

Statewide News: CalTrans Taps Active Transportation Champion as Director

Congratulations to Toks Omishakin, Governor Newsom’s nominee for CalTrans director, which was announced earlier this month. Mr. Omishakin is a recruit from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, where he has been an unyielding champion of active transportation and complete streets. Prior to that, he served as director of healthy living initiatives for the Nashville Mayor’s Office for three years.

Central Valley News: Join Us For Meetings in Stockton to Build Sustainable Active Transportation Networks and Healthy Communities

Join Catholic Charities, Public Health Advocates, the Safe Routes Partnership and many others for monthly meetings of the Stockton Healthy Neighborhoods Collaborative (HNC). The Collaborative meets to discuss issues around planning, health, land use, and active transportation in the city of Stockton and the county of San Joaquin. Go to the HNC Facebook page for more information.