It is with a heavy heart and wonderful memories that the Safe Routes to School National Partnership mourns the passing of its founder, Deb Hubsmith. Deb passed on August 18, 2015 after a hard fought battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Deb dedicated her life to advancing Safe Routes to School, bicycling, and walking at the national, state, regional, and local levels, starting in her home of Marin County, California. We will remember Deb always and celebrate the legacy of her life as the bold, visionary leader of the Safe Routes to School movement.
Our board chair, Risa Wilkerson, has shared a beautiful tribute to Deb’s many accomplishments, here.
The National Partnership appreciates the outpouring of tributes, support, and memories shared about Deb, from many partners and friends.