Safe Routes to Schools: Yesterday’s Press Event

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Mayor Bloomberg and a P.S. 21 student at yesterday’s Safe Routes to Schools announcement in the Bronx.

The advocacy work that helped make this event happen: Paper and Balloons Don’t Save Children’s Lives (PDF file), an article from Transportation Alternatives Magazine. And here’s a Safe Routes to Schools timeline.  

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Safe Routes to Schools Study Complete

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Detailed Reports on 135 Safe Routes to School Plans

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Safe Routes to Schools Need Funding in Pennsylvania

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