Pilot SR2S grant program taking applications
December 12, 2019
SUISUN CITY — Applications are being accepted for the pilot Safe Routes to School Micro Grant Program.
“The goal of this pilot is to fund and support small-scale bike and pedestrian projects or capital purchases that improve safety around schools in Solano County, or that support efforts to encourage an increase in walking and biking for students,” a statement released by the Solano Transportation Authority states. “Solano County cities, school districts, schools and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.”Full Story
Young cyclists test riding skills with new helmets, repaired bikes
November 22, 2019
FAIRFIELD — Harry Silvas likes to wheel his Haro Racer around the Woodcreek Trail near his Fairfield home.
“It goes around the entire neighborhood,” the 9-year-old boy said of the dirt trail while he was having his front tire changed at the Bay Area BikeMobile Free Bike Repairs for Kids event at the Cordelia library.
The event was sponsored by SafeRoute2School, a federal program administered by the Solano Transportation Authority.Full Story
Solano Safe Routes to School Announces Micro Grant Program
November 18, 2019
Solano Transportation Authority’s (STA) Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Program is now accepting applications for its first new SR2S Micro Grant Program. The goal of this pilot is to fund and support small-scale bike and pedestrian projects or capital purchases that improve safety around schools in Solano County, or that support efforts to encourage an increase in walking and biking for students. Solano County cities, school districts, schools, and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply before January 17, 2020.
Learn more and apply here.
‘Walk to School Day’ set Oct. 2 in Solano County – Daily Republic
September 26, 2019
Rocky Hill Trail party held for third year
Monica Alvarez, a Reach member and senior at Vacaville High School, said the event was a showcase of what can happen when youth have their voices heard.
“This event is a great way to show that youth voices really can make an impact in a community,” she said.Full Story
5th Annual SR2S Poster Contest Begins
May 17, 2019
For the 5th year, the Solano Safe Routes to School Program is asking students to spread the word about walking and biking safety for themselves and their friends and classmates. Students were provided safety tips for Walking and Biking and asked to illustrate these rules. Winning artwork will be selected and included in a 2020 Solano Safe Routes to School Calendar.
More information and winning artwork (when announced) can be found here.Full Story
28 Solano County Schools Participating In Bike-To-School Day
May 7, 2019
Bike to School Day will be celebrated across Solano County by 28 schools on May 8th for National Bike to School Day.
“Biking is a great way for students to travel to school, get some exercise, and reduce traffic around their school,” said Fairfield Mayor Harry Price, who serves as STA board chair. “For our young adults, biking provides a sense of independence and reinforces the development of healthy, lifelong habits.”Full Story