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Note About Our Forms: All the KY SRTS forms are in a Word 2007 format. If you are using an older version of Microsoft Word you may need to download the ... What is Safe Routes to School? The Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) is designed to enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school; to make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative; and to facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution in the vicinity of schools. The Safe Routes to School Program is a Federal-Aid program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Program was created by Section 1404 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users Act (SAFETEA-LU). The national SRTS program is federally funded, but managed and administered by each State Department of Transportation.The Program makes funding available for a wide variety of programs and projects, from building safer street crossings to establishing programs that encourage children and their parents to walk and bicycle safely to school. Today, less than fifteen percent of children walk or bicycle to school. The sharp decline in walking and bicycling has had a negative impact on traffic congestion, air quality and student safety around schools. SRTS addresses these concerns and provides resources to establish a program in your community. SRTS News and Events If you would like to receive updates on events and SRTS related issues, please contact the Kentucky SRTS coordinator to be added to our e-mail list. The National Center for SRTS has opened registration for Walk to School Day 2011! Walk to School Day 2011 will be held on October 5th. However, the entire month of October will be celebrated as walk to school month, so feel free to plan activities for any date. This year the Center will be hosting a "Name that Walk to School Day" contest to inlcude parents, students, teachers and other community members in determining a safety slogan for this years event. To register, or for more information, click on the International Walk to School in the USA arrow on the left. Free SRTS Opportunity-Cominng in April! SRTS programs nationwide are invited to participate for free in an event organized by The P.A.C. Fitness Foundation (P.A.C. being “Promoting Active Children”) and details can be found at The man behind the P.A.C.E program, Paul Staso, is an ultra-endurance runner and each year he runs across states and countries solo, virtually bringing along with him thousands of school children who track his progress online and run/walk/bike to, at, and from school to get more fit. He has run solo across the United States, Germany, Alaska and Montana and in April will be doing a 506-mile, 17-day solo run across the Mojave Desert on a route never before attempted by a solo runner. This is 100% free. There's no cost, no fundraising, and nothing to purchase. Kids just need to move their bodies to get to and from school each day between April 14-30 and they can form a “Mojave Adventure Team” to try and keep pace with Mr. Staso. Everything a school needs to be involved is on the website. .You can learn more about P.A.C.E. Trek at and see the “online classroom” for the Mojave Desert challenge at . Thanks!

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