The New Jersey Department of Transportation has partnered with TransOptions, Inc., to administer a statewide education and encouragement program. TransOptions advocates for and implements programs that make walking and bicycling around our neighborhoods and schools fun, easy, safe and healthy for all students and families. Safe Routes to School initiatives also help ease traffic jams and air pollution, reduce our reliance on cars, unite neighborhoods and contribute to students' readiness to learn in school.
TransOptions offers a variety of FREE programs that access the far-reaching benefits of walking and/or bicycling to school. TransOptions staff works not only with students, but with school administrators, faculty, parents and law enforcement officials to create safe and healthy environments for our children. Whether it is coordinating special events such as the Walking School Bus or Bike-to-School Day, presenting in-class bicycle safety training programs or involving students in walkability studies, TransOptions staff provides the education and encouragement needed to foster the creation of livable, and safer communities.
For additional information about the Safe Routes to School Program, please contact Lisa Leone at 973-267-7600 or send her an email here.
Congratulations to Rebecca and Jason for creating these fantastic bookmarks which really show how you both have been Super Green Heroes in your communities! Both winners receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Thanks again to all for your participation!
In the Kindergarden-2nd grade category, the winner is Rebecca L., a 1st grade student from Montville Township.
And in the 3rd-5th grade category, the winner is Jason Z., a 4th grade student from Dover.