Ohio Safe Routes All Network Meeting, Feb. 26, 2:30-4:30pm at Cuyahoga Co. Board of Health

SAVE the DATE: Ohio Safe Routes All Network Meeting, Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 2:30-4:30pm at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, 5550 Venture Drive, Parma, Ohio 44130.  This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Northeast Ohio SRTS Forum, a great group to join if you are interested in Safe Routes to School in the Northeast Ohio area! Agenda includes NEOhio SRTS Forum Updates, Regional Introductions, Ohio Network News and the main topic, Bike to School/Bike to Work Month resources, ideas and successful programs.  Please RSVP to Kate if you will attend in person (kate@saferoutespartnership.org) or attend via GoToWebinar – click here to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/25422172208349441

Columbus, Ohio Will Host the 5th Safe Routes to School National Conference, April 5-7, 2016

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the National Center for Safe Routes to School are pleased to announce that the fifth Safe Routes to School National Conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio. The event, sponsored by these two national organizations and hosted by MORPC will take place April 5-7, 2016 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. To learn more as planning commences, click here!

November 13, 2014 All Network Meeting – Recording, Contacts and Presentations!

The recording, contacts and presentations of the November 13, 2014 Ohio Safe Routes All Network Meeting are below.  If you have questions or would like more information from any of the presenters, their email addresses are below.

If you are interested in your organization, business or government agency becoming a Partner Affiliate of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, visit http://saferoutespartnership.org/about/join to learn more and connect with us today!

Feel free to contact Kate Moening at kate@saferoutespartnership.org for more information!

Recording (approx. 2 hours): Located in Dropbox at THIS LINK. Download to watch.

National Partnership/Ohio Network Overview: Kate Moening, advocacy organizer: PPT – 11_13_2014OhioNPOverview

Sustainability: Carmen Burks, Cincinnati Public Schools: Dept. of Justice grant to support walking school buses and research study: burksca@cpsboe.k12.oh.us , PPT – COMING SOON!

Funding: Justin Yoh, Ohio Dept. of Transportation District 7: Safe Routes to School 2015 Application Overview: justin.yoh@dot.state.oh.us, PPT – SRTSFundingYoh

Complete Streets: Jess Mathews, Ohio Alliance of YMCAs: Safety in Active Transportation, Policy & Planning Regional Workshop opportunities: jmathews@ohioymcas.org , PPT –  CompleteStreetsMathews

Shared Use: Hilary Requejo, American Heart Association, Open the Doors for Health shared use campaign: http://openthedoorsforhealth.wordpress.com/ , PPT – SharedUseRequejo

No Idle Signage Application (MVRPC area): MVRPCIdleFreeSignsAppln 

Ohio Safe Routes All-Network Meeting -Nov. 13, 2014, 10am, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Dayton

The next Ohio Safe Routes All-Network Meeting will be hosted by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC), from 10am-12 noon in person at their NEW OFFICES: 10 North Ludlow Street, Suite 700, Dayton, Ohio 45402 and via GoToWebinar.

TO REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1722369932626168834

TO RSVP to attend in person: email Kate Moening at kate@saferoutespartnership.org


This last meeting of 2014 is jam packed, and will be great for all members to learn about Ohio Safe Routes Network progress, Action Team initiatives, and the great state, regional and local work in the Safe Routes, Active Transportation/Complete Streets, Shared Use and Sustainability arenas.

  • Tentative agenda includes:
    •  2014 Network overview, accomplishments and a look to 2015: Kate Moening, Advocacy Organizer, Safe Routes to School National Partnership/Ohio Network
    • Statewide Collaboration: Ohio’s Chronic Disease Collaborative
    • Sustainability: Cincinnati Public School’s award from the U.S. Department of Justice grant to advance Walking School Bus programs: Carmen Burks, Cincinnati Public Schools SRTS Coordinator
    • Funding: 2015 ODOT Safe Routes to School Applications: Budget Considerations, Justin Yoh, Ohio Dept. of Transportation, District 7
    • Complete Streets/Active Transportation: ODOT Active Transportation Guidance and Workshops: Jessica Mathews, Ohio Alliance of YMCAs
    • Shared Use: Open the Doors to Health, Hilary Requejo, Campaign Manager, American Heart Association

Lunch & Learn #4: Shared Use in Hospitals and Community Benefit – Oct. 8, 12:30-1:30PM

Hospitals have a role to play in improving the health of their community. Community benefit requirements can be met through shared use policies and agreements that utilize hospital space to provide educational programs for community members, often under-served populations, to better prevent and manage chronic medical conditions. Hospitals can also promote active living and healthy eating by providing access to walking paths, playgrounds, fitness centers, farmers’ markets and other community resources. Join this Lunch & Learn to hear how Ohio hospitals are incorporating shared use into their community outreach, and how one hospital, Mount Carmel West in Columbus, has elevated their impact in the community through shared use agreements.

REGISTER HERE:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3651445489582702338

• Mikaela Randolph, Safe Routes to School National
• Amy Bush Stevens and Reem Aly: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
• Ami Peacock, Mount Carmel Community Health Resource Center
• Katie Stone, Creating Healthy Communities-Columbus

Sept. 16 All Network Meeting and Sept. 18 Shared Use Lunch & Learn Recordings Available!

The September 16 Ohio Safe Routes All-Network Meeting and the September 18 Shared Use “Lunch & Learn” on Advocacy are both available in the Workshops and Webinars ARCHIVE tab!

All Network Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 16 at MORPC and Via GoToWebinar!

Our next Ohio Safe Routes All-Network meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 16 from 10am-12 noon at the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and via GoToWebinar!  This is a collaborative meeting with the MORPC Safe Routes to School Regional Forum, join us in person if you can, or via webinar for Ohio Safe Routes Network updates, MORPC’s SRTS Program, and local, state and national presentations just in time for Walk to School Month.

Our theme for the meeting is Education and Encouragement:  Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure and Walk to School Day resources – learn about ways your community can begin to make walking and biking to school safer through education and awareness tools, resources and programs, just in time for October’s Walk to School Month! Whether you have an established SRTS/WTS Day program, are just getting started, or want to start but need help, this is a great meeting to gather information/

AGENDA: for PDF version, click here. 09162014agenda (1)

1. Welcome & Introductions
2. Overview of MORPC SRTS Program and What You Need from Us—Amanda McEldowney, MORPC
3. Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Ohio Network Update – Kate Moening, SRTS National Partnership
4. Umap and Photo Voice Presentation—Cindy Health, GP Red
5. How to Have a Sustainable Walk and Bike School Program—Honey Whalen, Gahanna
6. ODOT Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Toolkit—David Shipps, TranSystems
7. Walk and Bike to School Day Resources—Kate Moening, SRTS National Partnership


TO ATTEND VIA GoToWebinar, register here:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/279171614


Sept. 23 Safety In Active Transportation Workshop Registration Open!

Register TODAY through September 19th for the next “Safety in Active Transportation”

workshop in Dayton!  Click the graphic for more information and to register!140827_ActiveTrans_eblast_dayton_V4

Lunch & Learn #3: Advocating for Shared Use in Your Community Now Open!

Lunch & Learn #3: Advocating for Shared Use in Your Community: September 18, 2014, 12-1pm

Everyone can advocate for change in their community. But, how do you do it effectively? What if you can’t lobby? Join us for an engaging lunch and learn to discuss just this question. Participants will leave understanding the difference between advocacy and lobbying. Also, participants will learn more about great resources available to support current and future activities. There will be discussion around effective ways to plan your efforts. In addition to your computer to connect online, bring a pen and paper. And, of course, don’t forget your healthy lunch!  CLICK HERE to register!

Shared Use Webinar #2: Shared Use in Schools, August 13 at 12:30pm

Why is shared use policy and implementation important for schools and communities? Shared use can offer a safe, active, local option for physical activity, community outreach for public facilities to interact with residents, and economic benefits including increasing the presence of schools, parks and public facilities as community resources. It is considered a wise use of public facilities, and can provide income or reduce costs to a facility. This webinar will explore why implementing shared use in schools is important, what the Ohio and national school “landscape” on shared use looks like, the benefits to schools, districts, communities and constituents, and how Ohio schools and communities are providing shared use.

Shared Use and Schools Webinar: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8101717704162818305


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