South Carolina Safe Routes to School 2016 Statewide Forum
Thursday, June 9, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
Irmo, SC, United States
The South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association is sponsering the 2016 Safe Routes to School Forum. The Safe Routes to School movement has strong roots in South Carolina. The first Safe Routes to School program began in Spartanburg in 2001 with an International Walk to School Day Event.
South Carolina Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School Program assists over 400 schools and communities in the planning, development, and implementation of SRTS projects and activities. In 2011, SCDOT created the Resource Center in order to reach more schools and maximize the impact of the federal funding.
Join the Resource Center in a day of learning from, and sharing ideas with local school champions, school district administrators, SCDOT officials, pedestrian and bicycle esperts, and public safety personnel. Topsice will include pedestrian and bicycle safety trainining, funding resources for infrastructure improvements, starting new SRTS programs, and imporoving exisitng programs through the 5 E's of Safe Routes; Education, Enforcement, Evaluation, Encouragement and Engineering.