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#40 Safe Routes Networks: Building Livable Communities for Kids and Everyone - Wagenschutz

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#40 Safe Routes Networks: Building Livable Communities for Kids and Everyone - Wagenschutz

  1. 1. Safe Routes to School TENNESSEE NETWORK Kyle Wagenschutz, Bike Walk Tennessee
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. ActivitiesTN Bike Summit Network members lead workshops on various topicsAmerican Heart Association grant Vanderbilt University advancing Joint Use AgreementsLifesavers Conference TDOT Bike/Ped Coor. & SRTS Advocacy Coor. presentingTN Dept. of Transportation MAP-21 Network partners providing education/guidance
  5. 5. Success Medina Middle School Medina, TN Bike Rodeo 824 students (94% attendance) Safety gear giveaway Helmet giveawayLed by police, fire, & school officials
  6. 6. Success Blythe-Bower ES Cleveland, TN Bike Rodeo 100+ students Safety gear giveaway Helmet giveawayLed by advocates & school officials
  7. 7. Success Frayser ES Memphis, TN Pedestrian Rodeo 400+ students Safety gear giveaway Participatory learningLed by advocates & city officials

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