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Back to School!

  Iowa Safe Routes to School and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition would like everyone to keep an extra careful eye out for children walking or biking to school this year.  Each new school year it seems, we hear of a young child being struck on their bike, or walking, trying to get to school. We […]

Summer Newsletter

 Summer Time Today is officially the first day of summer, and I’m sure, we are all looking forward to enjoying some warm sunny days in the outdoors. Iowa has some of the most picturesque trails, parks, and communities in the US. (Right: Trout Run Trail Decorah) Iowa Safe Routes to School has had a very […]

Let’s Walk and Roll!!

    Our annual Punch Card contest will be taking place in April this year!  We’re challenging schools across the state to motivate their students to walk or bike to school for 2 weeks. The purpose of this contest is to motivate healthy lifestyles by encouraging children to walk or bike to school. This contest […]

Iowa Safe Routes to School Awarded Grant!

Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $756,084 in total funding for three statewide Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives program projects. This program supports projects such as trails, Safe Routes to School, National Scenic Byways, and the preservation or rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities. The majority of Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives program funding is distributed to Iowa’s metropolitan planning […]

Iowa Safe Routes to School Conference

The Iowa Safe Routes to School conference will focus on “Vision Zero for Youth.” In 2017, there were five fatalities of children under the age of 15; an alarming trend that must be reversed. We will start off with the University of Iowa’s Injury Prevention program. Pam Hoogerwerf, and her great team will discuss their exceptional program, and […]