Safe Routes in the House (of Representatives)
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.
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.
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