Dan Grunig

Safe Routes in the House (of Representatives)

Safe Routes to School gets children active

The bill that will keep the Colorado Safe Routes to School program alive goes to its first committee hearing on March 19, when Representative Diane Mitch Bush presents the bill to the State House Transportation Committee.

Success for this bill is critical as it supports the primary child safety program in Colorado for students walking and biking to school. After ten years of improved safety and activity levels in schools and communities that receive the safe routes program, this bill is really the last hope for the statewide program.

Visit the Safe Routes to School Act page

The value of safe routes to school being statewide is that successes and improvements learned in one school can be shared with other schools. Plus the program brings together multiple agencies and organizations to work together with a focus on students’ health and safety. It is wonderful to see parent groups, health leaders, teachers, law enforcement and local businesses working together to make it easier for students to bike and walk in their neighborhoods.

Your help is needed for this campaign. Please sign up for our eNews updates and follow us on social media to be the first to hear about action alerts. We have a Safe Routes to School webpage that will track every step of the bill and give you the latest information. If you would like to contribute financially to this effort and our other programs to increase biking and walking, please give through this donation page.

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Dan Grunig

About the Author: Dan Grunig

Dan directs our organization’s efforts. Transportation and land use policies are his specialty. Gaining equal rights for people who bike is his passion. He loves Colorado because every part of the state is an amazing place to visit and ride. He commutes to work on his bike and rides the roads and trails for fun.

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