#40 Safe Routes Networks: Building Livable Communities for Kids and Everyone - Wagenschutz
Safe Routes to School TENNESSEE NETWORK Kyle Wagenschutz, Bike Walk Tennessee
Network Partners Bike/Ped Advocates Diverse Membership Occupational CommunityDevelopment Transportation Officials Geographic Skill set TN NETWORK Multiple Levels of InfluenceParks & Rec Healthcare Officials Officials Local vs. State-wide University Staff/Students
Policy/Legislation2011/2012 Legislative Session Joint Use Agreements: Legislation passed encouraging schools to open up their facilities, like gymnasiums and tracks, to provide greater access to physical activity. This legislation clarifies that the liability rests with the user not the school system. Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety: Revised legislation which broadens the requirement that drivers exercise due care to apply to bicyclists and pedestrians.
ActivitiesTN Bike Summit Network members lead workshops on various topicsAmerican Heart Association grant Vanderbilt University advancing Joint Use AgreementsLifesavers Conference TDOT Bike/Ped Coor. & SRTS Advocacy Coor. presentingTN Dept. of Transportation MAP-21 Network partners providing education/guidance
Success Medina Middle School Medina, TN Bike Rodeo 824 students (94% attendance) Safety gear giveaway Helmet giveawayLed by police, fire, & school officials
Success Blythe-Bower ES Cleveland, TN Bike Rodeo 100+ students Safety gear giveaway Helmet giveawayLed by advocates & school officials
Success Frayser ES Memphis, TN Pedestrian Rodeo 400+ students Safety gear giveaway Participatory learningLed by advocates & city officials