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Innovative Library and Parks Department Partnership Demonstrates Safer Connections for People and Parks via Highway Bridge

War Memorial Park is a beautiful park in Little Rock, Arkansas, located near multiple public amenities like the Children’s Library and Learning Center, Little Rock Zoo, and a public splash pad. With support from a Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities grant and technical assistance from the Safe Routes Partnership, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and Little Rock Parks and Recreation partnered to overcome racial and physical division to reconnect the Children’s Library neighborhood, a primarily Black neighborhood, with War Memorial Park.

Safe Routes to School During COVID-19 Survey

The Safe Routes Partnership is hosting a series of listening sessions for our Safe Routes community to connect and share what changes have occurred in your programs over the past year. We're seeking input from Safe Routes to School practitioners, caregivers, advocates, and volunteers who are willing to participate in one of four listening sessions, which will be scheduled in late February and early March.

Safe Routes Success in Kauai Community

The Problem

Kamali’i is a dead-end street in the rear of Kilauea School in Kauai, Hawaii. Although “No School Drop Off” signs are posted clearly on the gate and reiterated through newsletters, personal requests, and various other methods, parents still drop off their children at the back of the school. The issue is that there is no place to safely turn around so cars must backup down the street. It causes chaos, congestion, and unsafe situations for children trying to walk or bike safely to school as well as residents of the street.

New Year, New Congress: Our Resolutions for Federal Policy for Walking, Bicycling, and Safe Routes to School

It’s a new year, and it ushers in a host of new beginnings: the 117th Congress, the Biden Administration, and hopefully an end in sight to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As people all around the world make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves, we would like to share what we have resolved to work toward on the federal policy front this year.

What We're Hopeful for in 2021

To close the year, Safe Routes Partnership staff and board members wanted to share what gives us hope going into 2021. 

Safe Routes to Parks Application Info Session

December 3, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST