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E-Newsletter        September 2012
In This Issue
Winn $100 Gift Certificate
Green Schools
Caltrans Grants
Doherty Drive Construction
New Street Smarts Resources
Iwalk October 3
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Is summer really over! Time flies so fast.

We're gearing up for Back to School and International Walk to School Day on October 3rd. We have lots of new tools to offer. Check out our newly designed Team Leader Toolkit for all the resources you'll need to promote Green Ways to School this year.


How did you get to xchool?  Tell us on the Patch and win a $100 gift certificate


Laura as a kid

Safe Routes to School is holding a Marin-wide contest on Patch sites to gather childhood memories from when you biked or walked to school.  You can win a $100 gift certificate from a local restaurant.  Read more



23 schools in Marin "Go Green"


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Marin Safe Routes to Schools has introduced a new evaluation tool to let each of our schools know how they are doing in increasing the number of green trips to school (walk, bike, carpool or bus).
The new Report Card evaluates each school based on the percentage of green trips from our student surveys, plus extra credit is given for their level of involvement in the program.   This allows each school to strive to achieve a Green status or higher through regular walk to school days, promoting SchoolPool and other encouragement techniques.   Those schools that offer dedicated bus service are rated at a higher scale than schools that do not have that service. 

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$900,000 to come to Marin from Caltrans grants


MV bike path

The Cities of Mill Valley and Novato were awarded State Safe Routes to Schools infrastructure grants to improve the safety of students accessing schools. 


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Larkspur prepares for Doherty Drive street closure


 doherty drive 

The City of Larkspur is urging students from Redwood High School and Hall Middle School to walk, bike, carpool or bus to school to avoid the traffic congestion resulting from the closure of Doherty Drive for road repairs. 

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New Street Smarts web page


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STREET SMARTS MARIN is a traffic safety program that educates drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists about safety issues in order to encourage positive behavior change. Street Smarts is designed to make Marin's streets safer and friendlier and to reduce the number of traffic-related accidents. The new site has downloadable brochures, posters and flyers, plus a community traffic safety presentation.