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November 2013 Policy Advisory Committee Meeting

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Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Daina Lujan provides highlights of the year end report, quarterly updates, and reviews the Draft 14-15 Grant Application. Ken Chin of the City of San Mateo speaks to …

Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Daina Lujan provides highlights of the year end report, quarterly updates, and reviews the Draft 14-15 Grant Application. Ken Chin of the City of San Mateo speaks to the power of partnerships.

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  • As 12-13 came to a close and the last of the evaluation data started coming in, John and I started to really look at our numbers. From this, we developed our first annual report. A copy of this is in your packets. The question of where the dollars are going has an answer-bike rodeos, events, workshops.
  • The impact of these dollars is that awareness of the program is increasing
  • People are starting to utilize alternative means to get to school
  • And key parental concerns are being heard and addressed.
  • The first quarter flew by and now we’re already mid-way through the second quarter. Because almost 2/3rds of the first quarter passes while schools are out of session, some time was spent engaging in program research and providing some professional development for coordinators:Program Research: National Safe Routes to School Conference, Coordinator OrientationProgram Planning; All districts kicked-off their program with a stakeholder meeting to evaluate where they are at, their program goals, and see where they would like to go for 13-14. So, as you can imagine, I spent a lot of the first quarter meeting individually with coordinators and participating in Task Force meetings.Initial Implementation: Most schools kicked off Safe Routes with International Walk to School Day, although San Mateo-Foster City kicked off their year with Walk Audits, the last 10 should be wrapped up now, and Portola Valley kicked off the year with walk/bike events right out the gate in September.While planning was moving forward, I took some time and wrapped up the last of edits to the new San Mateo County K-5 Safe Routes Educator Guide. A few copies are provided and you are welcome to a copy if you would like.
  • October 9, International Walk to School Day was celebrated in San Mateo County. 84 schools from 15 school districts and one private school joined in the Countywide Celebration. School school districts like Hillsborough, decided to kick off their first ever event on this day. The new coordinator provided schools with some posters and incentives, advertised the event and waited anxiously to see how families would respond. The feedback was really positive and many parents suggested that walking to school events should start taking place once a week or once a month.Other districts:Pacifica: Local Celebrities to lead buses and be crossing guards-local hero, Lynn Adams, a recent recipient of the Cox ConservesHeros award said that she just loved her walk to the school and getting out with the kids, the city issued a proclamation in support of Safe RoutesSan Mateo-Foster City: All 20 schools celebrated, PenTV recorded 2 events, both the cities of San Mateo and Foster City issued proclamations in support of Safe RoutesBelmont-Redwood Shores: All 7 school participated, the City of Belmont issued a proclamation in support of International Walk to School Day. To help kids celebrate, 10 administrators from SMCOE and staff from County Health visited schools to walk and help pass out incentives. All the special guest reported having a great time.
  • A new development with this year’s International Walk to School Day event was a move on the part of several cities to issue proclamations in support of Safe Routes to School and/or International Walk to School Day. This very public demonstration of support on the part of cities and elected officials helped the event take on extra special importance.
  • The extra special importance of the event, seems to have been heard by children and families, because the early number crunching suggests that the lowest rate of participation is 50% of kids using alternative modes to get to school. Most schools are showing that at least 65% and in some cases as many as 90% of kids used an alternative form of transportation to get to school.
  • Now that we’ve taken some time to take stock of where we are at, I’m going to turn it over to Ken Chin of the City of San Mateo to provide some firsthand examples of what this looks like in action. Ken is a strong advocate for the Safe Routes to School program and has forged a strong partnership with the school district to move forward with Safe Routes efforts in the City of San Mateo. Working with Ken and Karrie from the school district are a highlight to my Safe Routes work and with that, I’m going to turn it over to Ken
  • Safe Routes to School programs use a variety of strategies to make walking and biking to school easy, fun and safe for children. These strategies are often categorized according to the “Five Es.”
  • The reality is that today there’s far more traffic on the road. Up to 25% of morning commute traffic in San Mateo County can be attribute to school related traffic.
  • The reality is that today there’s far more traffic on the road. Up to 25% of morning commute traffic in San Mateo County can be attribute to school related traffic.
  • With more cars on the road there are more dangers. There are fewer breaks in traffic to allow students to cross and inevitability, with more traffic, drivers tend to run late, so with any any opening drivers get, they are driving faster than they should.
  • As traffic increases, our air quality also greatly deteriorates.
  • The other reality is that we as a society are facing an obesity epidemic and our children are not exempt. In fact, even with all the advances of modern medicine, if we do not reverse the widening waists of our society, our children will be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy that their parents.
  • The relationship between the decrease in the number of kids walking and biking to school has a scary inverse relationship to the rise in obesity.
  • Funding supported:3 County-wide Events occurring on:October 3: International Walk to School Day91 Schools participated in event activitiesApril 22: Earth Day49 Schools participated in event activitiesMay 8: National Bike to School Day67 Schools participated in event activities18 Encouragement Events organized by vendors 627 Volunteer coordinated encouragement events including:Walk/Bike Across California EventsGolden Sneaker Contest EventsMonthly/Weekly Walk and Roll Days
  • Safe Routes to School programs use a variety of strategies to make walking and biking to school easy, fun and safe for children. These strategies are often categorized according to the “Five Es.”
  • Grant season will be here before we know it. The timeline for the application cycle has been formalized
  • We are presently engaged in the planning process now, but as things look now, it seems that much of the application process, who can apply, the award structure and amounts, and the evaluation criteria will remain the same. Coordinators have been instructed to review the materials in January and bring any and all questions to the meeting on February 6.Applicants: Any 501c3 charitable organization that serves children of San Mateo County may applyApplication: The application will look largely the same as the previous year. We are working on streamlining the goals, activity and requested service provider page as it seemed last year that you were asked to answer essentially the same question 2 times. We are also allowing applicants to apply for non-infrastructure and infrastructure on the same application. Lastly, inquiring about financial need and support available outside of Safe Routes fundingAwards: We are looking at roughly $500,000 in funding. Schools or districts may apply, although we ask that if several schools from the same district apply, if possible, please lump the application into one application from the district-however we do understand if that is just not feasible. Applicants may ask for funding for small capital infrastructure, non-infrastructure, and/or walk audit funding, but the money available for audits will be less than in previous years as most schools have completed their audits. We understand that a few schools have not conducted audits, so we will leave some funding available in case there is interest.Evaluation Criteria: We will be looking at the need, experience, Evaluation Measures,Sustainability, Project Type. We will also be inquiring as to whether your district is part of a Healthcare District and the number of students who participate in the free and reduced lunch program to help ensure that we don’t marginalize our students of greatest need.
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    • 1. Policy Advisory Committee Meeting November 19, 2013 Daina Lujan, Coordinator Safe Routes to School www.smcoe.org
    • 2. Agenda Activity Time Purpose Year End Report 10 Minutes Awareness of the 2012-13 Program Accomplishments Quarterly Updates 10 Minutes Awareness of First Quarter Activity International Walk to School Day 10 Minutes Awareness of Program Activities City of San Mateo, Ken Chin 15 Minutes Power of Partnerships and Sustainability 14-15 Grant Application Cycle 10 Minutes Awareness of the 14-15 Grant Application Timeline Meeting Feedback 5 Minutes Input on future topics and the format for future meetings www.smcoe.org
    • 3. Year End Report 2012-2013 Annual Report by the Numbers • 240 Bike Rodeos • 352 Bike and Pedestrian Student Education Workshops • 627 Volunteer coordinated encouragement events • 19 Walkability/Bikability Audits www.smcoe.org
    • 4. Awareness Awareness of Program 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Aware of SR2S at School Not Sure if School Participates in SR2S 32% 61% 36.90% 58% www.smcoe.org
    • 5. Mode Split to School Mode Split TO School 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Family Car Walk Bike Transit Carpool School Bus 61% 24% 4% 2% 6% 3% 52.40% 26% 5.30% 3% 7.20% 6.10% www.smcoe.org
    • 6. Key Parental Concerns Key Parental Concerns 120% 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% Stranger Danger Too Much Traffic Along Route Speeding Traffic Along Route Unsafe Intersections Distance to School Lack of Adults to Walk With Fall 2012 100% 90% 90% 90% 80% 70% Spring 2013 64% 56.30% 56% 59% 46.90% 47.90% www.smcoe.org
    • 7. Quarterly Updates Program Research Program Planning Initial Implementation K-5 Educator Guide www.smcoe.org
    • 8. International Walk to School Day 15 School Districts 84 Participating Schools Event Celebrations www.smcoe.org
    • 9. International Walk to School Day and Policy Policy 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 School District Resoultions City Resoultions 2 School District Board Policies 1.5 1 0.5 0 2012/2013 2013/2014 www.smcoe.org
    • 10. International Walk to School Day Numbers International Walk to School Day Alternative Modes of Transit Single Occupancy Vehicles 692 442 167 1046 100 708 172 233 450 370 143 31 147 279 Tierra Linda Middle School Ralston Middle School Westlake Fox Elementary Brittan Acres Menlo Park School District Belle Haven San Carlos Belmont Redwood Shores Jefferson Elementary Belmont Redwood Shores San Carlos Menlo Park Ravenswood City
    • 11. Ken Chin, Project Manager City of San Mateo Public Works Department
    • 12. County Office of Education November 19, 2013 Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 13. Purpose  To highlight the City’s Safe Routes to School efforts and the City’s partnership with the San Mateo-Foster City School District. Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 14. What is Safe Routes to School?  Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is a program intended to help children get to school by walking and bicycling. It envisions active kids using safe streets, helped by engaged adults (from teachers to parents to police officers), surrounded by responsible drivers. Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 15. “Five E’s”  Education  Encouragement  Engineering  Enforcement  Evaluation Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 16. Background Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 17. Traffic Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 18. Neighborhood Traffic  20-40% of morning traffic is related to schools Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 19. Public Safety  2010 – Ranked 55th and 72nd for pedestrian and bicyclist under 15 Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 20. Sustainability  Air Quality Issues  Reduction of Vehicle Miles Traveled  Reduction in CO2 Emmissions Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 21. Public Health 2009 Obesity Trends Among US Adults <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment 25%–29% ≥30%
    • 22. Obesity Rates Auto 60 50 Children Overweight or Obese 40 30 20 Walk/Bike 10 1969 1977 1983 1990 1995 2001 Source: N.C. McDonald; “Active Transportation” 2007 Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 23. Safe Routes to School Program Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 24. San Mateo-Foster City School District  Education: Programs designed to teach children about traffic safety, bicycle and pedestrian skills, and traffic decision-making.  Encouragement: Programs that make it fun for kids to walk and bike. These programs may be challenges, incentive programs, regular events (e.g. “Walk and Bike Wednesdays”) or classroom activities. Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 25. Safe Moves Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 26. City of San Mateo Public Works  Engineering: Physical projects that are built to improve walking and bicycling conditions. Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 27. City of San Mateo Public Works  School Walk Audits Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 28. City of San Mateo Public Works  Infrastructure Improvements Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 29. City of San Mateo Public Works  Suggested Routes to School Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 30. City of San Mateo Police Dept.  Enforcement: Law enforcement strategies to improve driver behavior near schools. Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 31. City of San Mateo Police Dept.  Routine Enforcement  Crossing Guard Funding  Student Safety Patrols  Mobile Radar Display  Pedestrian Safety Work Plan  Joint Traffic Letter Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 32. Combined Evaluation Effort  Evaluation: Programs implemented to measure the effectiveness of SR2S programs and identify opportunities for improvement Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 33. Combined Evaluation Effort  Annual Survey measuring success of the program Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 34. Combined Evaluation Effort  Walking and Biking Travel Mode Survey Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 35. Safe Routes to School Program  Education  Encouragement  Engineering  Enforcement  Evaluation Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 36. Budget Impact  Infrastructure upgrades preliminary cost estimates equal $50k-$100k per school  Currently estimated to cost $750 to $1.5 Million  Additional Enforcement Costs  Incorporation into existing services  State and Federal Grants Opportunities Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment
    • 37. Next Steps  International Walk to School Day –     Wednesday, October 9th Peninsula TV Safe Routes to School Video Completion of the Walk Audits Continuation of Enforcement Role Evaluation of Infrastructure Improvements Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment Page 37
    • 38. Questions? Contact Kenneth Chin Project Manager (650) 522-7313 kchin@cityofsanmateo.org Department of Public Works Stewards of the Infrastructure and Environment Page 38
    • 39. 14-15 Grant Application Timeline January 13, 2014 Release Call for Proposals February 6, 2014 Grant Application Orientation March 28, 2014 Proposal Due March 31, 2014 – April 11, 2014 Review Proposals April 21, 2014 Applicants Notified via e-mail Regarding Grant Awards April 28, 2014 Notification of Award Letters Sent Second Call for Additional Projects (if funds remain after awarding grants; funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis) June 20, 2014 Final Notification to all Applicants regarding Award Status www.smcoe.org
    • 40. 14-15 Grant Application Applicants Application Awards Evaluation Criteria www.smcoe.org
    • 41. Meeting Feedback What information was most useful to you? What topics would you like to know more about?
    • 42. Daina Lujan dlujan@smcoe.org 650-802-5306 Marilyn Canadas mcanadas@smcoe.org 650-802-5338 www.smcoe.k12.ca.us/sr2s www.smcoe.org

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