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E-Newsletter        February  2012
In This Issue
Walking Wednesdays at Hamilton
CHP Offers More Enforcement
Kentfield Schools Challenges Neighbors
Improvements at Bacich
Summer Teen Internships Offered
Save These Dates:

Team Leader Luncheon: February 12, 2013

11:30 am

San Rafael

 

LCI Training:

March 8-10 (tentative) Napa County

  

Riding with Youth Classes in preparation for Bike to School Day:

9:30 - noon

- Tam Valley April 6
- Marinwood April 20th
- Larkspur- April 27  
For more info

 

National Bike to School Day:

May 8, 2013

 

Safe Routes to Schools National partnership Annual Meeting:

August 12, 2013 

Sacramento

 

Safe Routes to Schools National Conference:
August 13-14, 2013

Sacramento

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Walk & Roll Days Launched at Hamilton School

 

 

Hamilton walk and roll
Students Scooter to Hamilton
Happy "green" students traveled by scooter, bike, foot and carpool on January 23, 2013 to officially launch "Walk and Roll Wednesdays!" at Hamilton School in Novato. The Safe Routes to Schools Volunteer Parent Committee at Hamilton led by Jason Davis and Vice Principal Paula Lytz were part of the team of adult "greeters" stationed at three school entrances as students arrived on campus.  Find out how they did it.   

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CHP Increases Local Enforcement

 

 
chpThe California Highway Patrol has created a new program - the Special Enforcement and Liaison, or SEAL team, which began August 1. A team of three officers cover the surface streets of Marin's unincorporated areas, including residential streets. This allows officers to focus their attention to local issues instead of continually being called away to cover the highway. As a result, more officers are now present around the schools in the unincorporated areas of Marin than ever before. Watch your speed!
Kentfield Schools Challenge Neighboring Schools
 

 

Kent bicyclistsHall Middle School has challenged Kent Middle School to see who can increase the number of students walking and biking to school this spring. Both schools currently have 44% of their students walking and biking to school. Not to be outdone, Bacich School, the elementary school of the Kentfield school district, has challenged Brookside School in San Anselmo to see who can get the highest participation in their Active4.me spring challenge. Both schools boast 52% green trips to school as of last spring. 

Improved Crossing at Bacich School

 

 Mcallister curb ramps    

Bacich School received improved crossing conditions at the main crosswalk in front of the Kindergarten entrance on McAllister Street. The crosswalk now has curb ramps and updated signage. The project was implemented quickly by Marin County Public Works Department after a walk audit due to available materials leftover from another project. These improvements plus increased CHP enforcement are creating a safer environment to encourage more students to walk and bike to school.  

Teen Internships offered by MTC

 

   

The 2013 MetropolitanTransportation Commission High School Summer Internship Program is now open and accepting student applications online. Approximately 38 internships will be available throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. The pay rate is $10.55 per hour. Each internship will last up to a maximum of 250 hours Students may work full-time or part-time, for up to 10 weeks, between June19 and August 30, 2013.

Program requirements and information

Deadline for students to apply: February 28, 2013