Show up in the Dark! 🔦
  • Wear reflective clothing and carry a light when walking!
  • If biking, Maine State Law requires a headlight on front and a red or amber reflector or light on the back. In addition we recommend you use a taillight and reflective clothing for night riding.
National Walk to School Day
2018 Recap
School photos from Auburn's Walton School Walk to School Day - 200 students, plus teachers and staff, walked from Raymond Park to the school, Principal Mike Davis said. “We participate in one Walk to School Day in the fall and one in the spring,” he said. “It encourages healthy habits. We love it.” 

This year’s national participation broke all previous years’ participation counts ( 2018 coming in with 5,613 registered events!). More communities, more schools, more people are seeing the importance and value of safe walking and bicycling to school. We hope you’re feeling that momentum where you are and you are able to leverage it for your Safe Routes to School goals.

Twenty-Four Maine schools from York to Fort Kent participated. We hope your school took part or will in the future!
And if you participated but are not listed then please register your event here.
Why did the turkey walk across the road?
Because he wasn't a chicken!
Plus there was a crosswalk :)
Become a Champion for Better Walking & Biking
Sign up for a Community Spokes Training!
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine's Community Spokes Program is a statewide network of bicycle and pedestrian advocates at the local level. Through advocacy training, education, and ongoing technical support, become part of a growing coalition of people working to improve biking and walking conditions in Maine.
The next training will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Brunswick. 
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Partnership is a national non-profit that advances policy change and catalyzes support for healthy, active communities, starting with walking and bicycling to school.  The Maine SRTS Program can provide technical assistance to your school or community's effort to improve walkability and bikeability. Contact us to learn more at  saferoutes@bikemaine.org
School District Policies
Promoting Safe Routes to School Through Policy
One important way to strengthen your Safe Routes to School program is by passing a Safe Routes to School district policy. A district policy demonstrates your school board’s backing for Safe Routes to School (SRTS), creates a permanent institutional commitment, establishes consistent roles and expectations within the district, and can eliminate obstacles to Safe Routes to School activities and efforts. A new 3-page fact sheet highlights how districts can pass simple or in-depth policies that set out a basic commitment to Safe Routes to School or go further and detail actions, roles, and principles that are strongly supportive of active travel to school.
2019 Safe Routes to Parks Program
Applications Due on December 10th
The Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program provides tailored technical assistance for eleven communities to develop Safe Routes to Parks action plans and awards $12,500 to each community to begin implementation of those plans. Apply here.
Join the National SRTS Discussion
Google Group
Are you a member of the National SRTS Google Group email discussion list? Join a vibrant online community space to discuss and exchange information with other Safe Routes to School, walking, biking, and equity advocates. Click here to sign up or email margaux@saferoutespartnership.org to request to be added.
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- Upcoming Webinars -
Learn the Ropes: How to Start Your SRTS Program
Nov 13 (archived)

Mapping and Tracking in the Future to Improve Walkability
Nov 14, 2pm

Walk Audit 2.0: Walkability Assessment Next Steps
Nov 15, 1pm

Complete Streets and Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning
Nov 27, 2pm

Active Transportation for Healthy Communities
Nov 29, 3pm
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