California Active Transportation Resource Center (Formerly the CA Safe Routes to School Resource Center) Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:05:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Teleconference: Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure and Planning Idea Exchange: A Conversation on Strategies for Engaging School Administrators and Staff Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:22:31 +0000 June 21(Tuesday),10:00-11:00am

Please join the ATRC for this lively teleconference call on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 10am – 11am.  The purpose of this teleconference is to facilitate discussion around key considerations and successful strategies for engaging school administrators and staff in SRTS efforts, and to allow for virtual networking of CA SRTS NI practitioners. A panel of diverse and experienced SRTS professionals will be on hand to answer questions.


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ATP Cycle 3 Call-for-Projects Tue, 10 May 2016 22:20:27 +0000 ATP Cycle 3 Call for Projects Now Open!

The Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 3 call for projects is now open. Applications are due by June 15, 2016. ATP CY 3 funding is for FY 19/20 and FY 20/21 and totals approximately $240M.

Interested applicants should go to the Caltrans ATP website for the ATP application, instructions, and the latest information.


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February Webinar Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:15:07 +0000 WEBINAR: Non-infrastructure Projects- Stories from the Field

 Did you know that there were 51 NI applications selected in the first two rounds of ATP?  In addition, 52 applications were selected as combination NI/I. Please join us for our next webinar, which will allow participants to examine a few of these NI programs from across the state with a closer lens, and to see how your own efforts relate. Four awardees will provide an overview of their programs, and answer your questions. February 29th, 10:00am – 11:30am PST; register for this webinar here.

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February 2016 e-News Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:01:53 +0000 ATRC eNews Feb 2016 In this issue: Updates from the ATRC Safe Routes Learning Center America Walks Webinar Series PedsCount! Call for Speakers Opportunities from the National Center for Safe Routes [...]]]> ATRC Quarterly e-News for Non-infrastructure Projects

This quarterly e-news provides a summary of key news and training opportunities to support your Active Transportation Program (ATP)—Non-infrastructure (NI) work in California.

ATRC eNews Feb 2016

In this issue:

  • Updates from the ATRC
  • Safe Routes Learning Center
  • America Walks Webinar Series
  • PedsCount! Call for Speakers
  • Opportunities from the National Center for Safe Routes to School
  • Opportunities from Caltrans
  • ATP Cycle 3 Guidelines
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December 15, 2015 Webinar: The new Active Transportation Safety Program! Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:43:38 +0000 Please save the date for a webinar on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 3pm – 4:30pm where you will learn about the new Active Transportation Safety Program (ATSP), formerly the Safe Routes to School Technical Assistance Resource Center (TARC). Meet new staff, see new resources including the California School Crossing Guard Guidelines, and find out how ATSP can help you in your active transportation or safe routes to school work!

Registration information will be available soon!

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Webinar Slides Available: California Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:32:54 +0000 Date: September 15, 2015

Thank you for joining us for an introductory webinar on the California Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5.  This webinar provides an overview of the Curriculum for school district and school administrators, teachers, parents and community stakeholders interested in increasing the number of students who safely walk and bicycle to and from school and other neighborhood destinations.  In addition to showcasing the Curriculum and its on-line training, the webinar shared strategies on how to best utilize the Curriculum in support of Walk to School Month activities in October 2015.

The California Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5 and its on-line training provides nine lessons for 4th and 5th grade teachers to educate students on how to be safe pedestrians and bicyclists and understand the positive impact that walking and bicycling has on their health and environment.

The free California Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5 and its on-line training are housed on the California Healthy Kids and After School Resource Center website.  Please refer to the links below.

View webinar slides here.

Link to the Curriculum:

Link to register for the Curriculum on-line training:

(Teachers must register to take the on-line training.  A certificate is provided following successful completion of the on-line training).


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ATP Cycle 2 Call for Projects – Now Open! Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:17:42 +0000 . Project applications are due to Caltrans by June 1, 2015 (postmark date). Background: In October 2013 Governor Brown signed legislation creating the ATP in the Department of Transportation (Senate Bill 99, Chapter [...]]]> The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted the 2015 Active Transportation Program (ATP) Guidelines. The ATP Cycle 2 Call-for-Projects is now open: Project applications are due to Caltrans by June 1, 2015 (postmark date).


In October 2013 Governor Brown signed legislation creating the ATP in the Department of Transportation (Senate Bill 99, Chapter 359 and Assembly Bill 101, Chapter 354). The ATP consolidates existing federal and state transportation programs, including the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA), and State Safe Routes to School (SR2S), into a single program with a focus to make California a national leader in active transportation. The ATP is administered by the Division of Local Assistance, Office of Active Transportation and Special Programs. There are multiple goals and anticipated co-benefits of the program including enhancing public health, increasing the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking, increasing safety and mobility for non-motorized users, and ensuring that disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program. For more information about the ATP program view:

Contact Information for Additional Questions:

If you have any questions regarding the ATP, please contact Program Managers Teresa McWilliam at (916)653-0328 or Ted Davini at (916)653-4335

Please direct any Safe Routes to Schools questions to Kevin Atkinson at (916)653-6920

For technical assistance on non-infrastructure issues please contact your TARC Regional Coordinator.

ATP Trainings and Assistance Available here.

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ATP Cycle 2 Trainings and Assistance Available Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:11:29 +0000 ATP Workshops:

The following links provide information on support for completing the Cycle 2 ATP Application along with support information specific to smaller agencies and disadvantaged communities.

For assistance on completing the ATP Cycle 2 Application-

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend a ‘District Application Workshop.’ These workshops are scheduled for late March and April in each of the Caltrans 12 districts. For more information and workshop materials: For workshop dates:

For Assistance on Caltrans Active Transportation Benefit/Cost Tool-

Potential applicants are encouraged to participate in Caltrans’ ATP B/C Webinar conducted by the Economic Analysis Branch. This webinar will demonstrate how the ATP B/C tool may be applied to projects and programs proposed in 2015 ATP Cycle 2 applications. Date: Monday, April 20, 2015 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Webinar Access: Visual Steps 1. Go to 2. If requested, enter your name and email address. 3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: ATPDemo0420! 4. Click “Join”. 5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. Audio Steps 1. Call 1-888-469-3150 2. Enter the following participant access code: 5672610 Please Note: the visual portion of the webinar is limited to the first 100 participants and the audio portion is limited to first 700 participants. Participants will be in “listen only” when they first call-in. Questions will be taken at the end of the presentation. This webinar will be recorded and posted on the Economic Analysis Branch’s website. For access questions, please contact Ryan Ong at (916) 651-6887 or via email at

For assistance to smaller agencies and “disadvantaged” communities-

The workshop is a free, full-day (8-hour) training, and will be delivered once in each of the 12 Caltrans districts, beginning in late March through early May of this year. View workshop dates and register for Support for Smaller Agencies and Disadvantaged Communities: Developing Effective Active Transportation Projects and Programs here: This workshop is intended to provide technical assistance to smaller agencies and disadvantaged communities to support development of impactful active transportation plans, programs and projects that can successfully compete for ATP funding. The focus will be on the elements that make for a high quality bicycle or pedestrian plan, project, or program (this workshop will not cover the ATP application process or guidelines). Topics Include:

  • Developing impactful bicycling and walking projects and encouragement programs: using best practices and cutting edge design to get the most bang for your buck
  • Designing and implementing an effective community engagement process
  • Low-cost strategies to develop a bicycle/pedestrian/active transportation plan
  • Effectively using health and crash data to design and justify your project, including SafeTREC TIMS, SWITRS, Cal EnviroScreen
  • Tools and strategies to predict and document bicycling and walking rates, including low-cost pre- and post-project user surveys
  • Top 10 Tips for successful grant proposals

For additional resources from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership  you may wish to consider reviewing presentations from the March 11. 2015 webinar entitled Preparing for ATP Cycle 2 hosted by the SRTS NP. Presentations are available at this link. Good luck!

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“Safe Routes to School: What is it and how can it benefit schools, student safety and communities?” Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:39:35 +0000 March 2, 2015, 3:30-4:30 (PST)

Join the California Department of Public Health’s California Walk to School Headquarters, for this free webinar where school and district staff, parent volunteers and local health departments can understand the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) movement within the school environment and how it can benefit schools and improve student safety.

Webinar participants will learn:

  • The basics and benefits of SRTS.
  • Where to begin, who to partner with and how.
  • SRTS strategies, activities and tools.
  • How to sustain SRTS efforts over time through policies.

Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now!

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PowerPoint Slides Now Available from the SRTS TARC Non-Infrastructure Networking Webinar Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:12:47 +0000 here .]]> Thank you to all who joined us on the October 15 SRTS TARC Non-Infrastructure Networking Webinar.  The PowerPoint slides and recording are now available here.

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