Fairfax County and City of Falls Church Co-Sponsor Safe Routes


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

Sept. 10, 2004

 

Fairfax County and City of Falls Church Co-Sponsor Safe Routes to Schools Training Workshop

 

Fairfax County, Fairfax County Public Schools and the city of Falls Church, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and other partners, are hosting a Safe Routes to Schools training course on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., in the community room of the Lee Graham Swim Club, 7319 Lee Highway, Falls Church. This course is offered free of charge.

Safe Routes to Schools is a popular program spreading across Canada and the United States, designed to decrease traffic and pollution while increasing the health of children and the community. The program promotes walking and biking to school through education and incentives that show how much fun it can be. The program also addresses the safety concerns of parents by encouraging greater enforcement of traffic laws, educating the public, and exploring ways to create safer streets.

This workshop will focus on how to initiate and maintain a successful Safe Routes to Schools program. It will also cover how to run effective encouragement, education, enforcement and engineering measures, using interactive exercises to give participants hands-on experience. This course is intended for transportation professionals, school administrators, and local advocates (including parents) who are interested in promoting safe ways for children to walk and bicycle to school.

For more information, to register, or to request reasonable ADA accommodations, call Chris Wells, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, at 703-324-1100, TTY 703-324-1102; Gordon Lawrence, Fairfax County Public Schools, at 703-658-3770, TTY 711; or Lorrie Andrew-Spear, Falls Church City Public Schools, at 703-248-5680, TTY 711. Course size is limited so please register early. For more information on Safe Routes to Schools programs visit www.saferoutestoschools.org. If requesting reasonable ADA accommodations, please call seven - 10 working days in advance to allow time to make the necessary arrangements.

Developed by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, this pilot course is made possible through the support of the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control.


FAIRFAX COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL COUNTY PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AND WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS

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