The application deadline is Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 11PM CST. To learn more and to download the application, view the Call for Applications. The federal Safe Routes to School Program, which strives to create safe settings to enable more children and parents to walk and bicycle to school, was begun under his leadership.
Past winners include:
- 2011: Heatherwood Elementary School (Boulder, Colo.) and Omro Middle School (Omro, Wis.) both received the Award. Heatherwood took on ambitious infrastructure, education and encouragement activities that increased the percentage of students regularly walking and bicycling to school. Omro integrated active commuting into its school culture through an innovative cycling program using a fleet of 35+ bicycles maintained by the school’s “Young Mechanics.”
- 2010: Alpine Elementary School (Alpine, Utah) increased the percentage of children who regularly walked and bicycled to school and encouraged families to shift habits to a less car-focused commute.
- 2009: Ben W. Murch Elementary School (Washington, D.C.) built community support and infrastructure for safe walking and bicycling to school and overturned a school policy that had discouraged walking and bicycling to school.
- 2008: Bear Creek Elementary School (Boulder, Colo.) engaged 70 percent of the student population in walking and bicycling throughout the school year.
- 2007: The Michigan Department of Transportation successfully and expeditiously implemented a statewide Safe Routes to School program.