Posted on September 21, 2010 1:47 PM
CMAP Safe Routes to School Community Workshops
CMAP is working with the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA) and TY Lin International to present the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Course in eight northeastern Illinois communities. The courses are community-based workshops bringing together schools, local agencies, and communities to plan for safe routes to school at the community level. CMAP is presenting these workshops to assist northeastern Illinois communities in the development of School Travel Plans, a requirement for applying for SRTS funding.
While these workshops are focused on specific communities and have limited space, observers may be able to attend a workshop; contact Kevin Dekkinga of the ATA (firstname.lastname@example.org) to enquire regarding attending one of the workshops.
To date, the following community workshops have been held or scheduled:
September 10: Elmhurst (completed)
September 15: Tinley Park (completed)
September 27: Lynwood
October 7: Alsip (tentative)
October 13: Aurora
October 15: Winfield
October 22: Batavia
October 26: Steger
If you are interested in scheduling a workshop for your community, contact Kevin Dekkinga at email@example.com. One more training may be available to be scheduled at this writing. In addition, while the number of workshops is limited this year, we may continue this program in the future if substantial unmet need is demonstrated.